Ukrainian army to receive 8,500 weapon systems and military equipment by end of 2105, - Defense Ministry

By the end of 2015, Ukraine's army will receive additional 8,500 weapon systems and military equipment, Defense Minister's PR aide Oleksii Chernobai stated.

Censor.NET reports, citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"Until the end of the year, domestic producers and exporters will provide the Ukrainian Armed Forces with approximately 8,500 different weapon systems and military equipment and 363,000 items of ammunition," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Chernobai also said that since the beginning of the year, within the state order, Ukrainian defense enterprises have supplied more than 1,400 units of new and modernized weaponry and military equipment to Ukraine's Armed Forces.

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In particular, 40 artillery guns, 525 thermal, optical sights, and means of night vision, 40 ground radars, 266,600 rockets and ammunition items, 27 armored vehicles, including modern armored personnel carriers BTR-4E, 445 motor vehicles, five upgraded aircraft and helicopters, 20 pieces of electronic equipment for aircraft and helicopters, five unmanned aircraft systems, three radio-radar stations, 132 pieces of engineering equipment, and 187 topogeodetic and navigation support devices have been supplied.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n351977