Contents tagged with Ukrainian Army

  • Israel to help Ukraine modernize MiG-29 fighter jets

    The Israeli company Elbit Systems will take part in the modernization of 11 MiG-29 fighters of the Ukrainian Air Force.

    According to the Ukrainian publication Defense Express, Elbit has received all the necessary permits from Israeli authorities to begin the work.

    Only issues concerning the interoperability of Israeli innovative systems with Ukrainian-made radar and computer modules that control R-27 air-to-air missiles have not been fully resolved.

    According to Defense Express, Kyiv is not …

  • Japan to provide $1.4 million worth of medical equipment to Ukrainian Armed Forces

    Japan will provide over $1.4 million worth of medical equipment to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said the Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Takashi Kurai during a meeting with Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran.

    "Through the UN mission in Ukraine, by the end of 2020, it is planned to deliver another batch of medical equipment to hospitals in Kharkiv, Lviv and Irpen at a cost of $1.4 million and provide appropriate training for medical personnel," reads Takashi Kurai's the statement published …

  • Ukrainian kamikaze drone Silent Thunder successfully passes flight tests

    Ukraine conducted the next stage of testing of the loitering munition "Silent Thunder" during which different modes were used to test the UAV control systems and target detection algorithms, reported Defense Express

    It is noted that for the preservation of the experimental sample, the explosive unit was replaced by a parachute.

    According to a representative of Athlone Avia, the manufacturer of the UAV, the new drone is a search and destroy system consisting of a multicopter with a transponder …

  • Ukraine begins large-scale military exercises

    Tactical military exercises will begin in the West of Ukraine, involving the Airborne Assault Forces, infantry units and the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reported the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    As part of the exercises, the movement of units, landings and combat missions in mountainous areas will be practiced.

    The amphibious units will be supported by Air Force combat aircraft, helicopters and army engineering units.

    "We urge citizens not to worry! These drills are based on …

  • Ukrainian Army receives new unmanned aerial reconnaissance system

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine have officially received an unmanned aerial reconnaissance and artillery fire adjustment system, A1-SM Furia, reported the press service of Athlon Avia, which is the developer of the drone.

    “According to the order No.115 of 09.04.2020 of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, after successful state tests, the unmanned aerial reconnaissance and artillery fire adjustment system, A1-SM Furia, has officially been approved for use in the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” reads the …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces report 7 new cases of COVID-19

    In the last 24 hours, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have detected seven new cases of coronavirus, bringing the number of infected personnel to 18, reported the Medical Forces Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    Two servicemen of one of the military units of Khmelnitsky have tested positive for coronavirus. Since March 27, they have been in self-isolation after contact with a person infected with COVID-19.

    Three cases were reported in one of the military units in the city of Melitopol. The …

  • President Zelensky appoints Ukrainian military commanders

    Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has made appointments to the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and Commander of the Joint Armed Forces of Ukraine. The decrees have been published on the website of the President of Ukraine.

    Thus, Ruslan Khomchak was appointed to the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be headed by Serhiy Korniychuk.

    And …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces receive new batch of modernized T-72 tanks

    Kyiv armor plant has delivered six upgraded T-72 tanks to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    The company's specialists modified the equipment to improve its technical parameters and combat characteristics, reported the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    The plant improved optical instruments, gun stabilization system, and the steering system. With this batch of tanks, the Kyiv plant completed the implementation of the contract with the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. All tanks will be handed over to units of …

  • Ukrainian Security Service thwarts purchase of Russian-made parts for armored vehicles at inflated prices

    Officials of the state-owned company "Zhytomyr Armor Plant" (part of the Ukrainian defense concern Ukroboronprom) mishandled public funds during the purchase of spare parts of dubious quality, reported the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). In the spring of 2019, the company announced a tender for the purchase of components for more than 1.5 million hryvnias ($60,000 USD). The winner of the tender of the State Defense Order was a company from the Kyiv region. The terms of …

  • Turkey to give Kyiv $50 million for Ukrainian Army

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Kyiv on February 3. During the visit, he will sign an agreement for Turkey to provide $50 million in financial assistance for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Andrii Sybiha told Ukrinform in an interview.

    “During this visit, an agreement will be signed according to which Turkey will provide 200 million Turkish lira (around $50 million) in financial assistance for the purposes of the Ukrainian army, especially …