January 27, 2023

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How many and what kind of weapons Ukraine received during the entire period of a full-scale war

Bloomberg, referring to the information of the Dutch website of defense analytics and research of military operations Oryx, took up the calculations and found out what weapons and in what quantity Ukraine received from the allies for the entire period after the Russian invasion.

Bloomberg makes a reservation: the figures given are approximate, they may include weapons that have not yet been delivered, but have already been promised.

tanks:

  • From the post-Soviet countries, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia, Ukraine received 410 Soviet-era tanks;
  • Great Britain promised Challenger 2 – for the first time a Western country will provide Ukraine with modern battle tanks;
  • a “company” of German-made Leopard 2 battle tanks is expected from Poland, but only if other NATO allies make similar commitments;
  • the discussion about the supply of battle tanks between the US and Germany continues.

Armored/infantry fighting vehicles:

  • post-Soviet countries supplied 300 units, including 250 Soviet-made infantry fighting vehicles;
  • France pledged last week to hand over an unspecified number of AMX-10RC wheeled tank destroyers;
  • The US and Germany have said they will provide 50 and 40 Bradley and Marder combat vehicles.

Armored personnel carriers:

1100 units, including 300 M113 and 250 M117. Bloomberg clarifies: more than 160 American-made M113 armored personnel carriers from seven other countries – from the UK, Lithuania, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Portugal and Spain.

Vehicles with enhanced mine protection (MRAP):

925 units, incl. 440 American M1224 MaxxPros, 90 Australian Bushmasters and a few British Wolfhounds and Mastiffs. The agency notes that they are similar to armored personnel carriers, but the specially designed sloped hull protects the crew from mines and improvised explosive devices.

Mobile infantry vehicles:

More than 1,540 units, including 1,250 US-made Humvee highly mobile multi-purpose wheeled vehicles. Wheeled armored personnel carriers move soldiers around the battlefield in attack, reconnaissance and patrol.

Artillery:

  • 300 towed howitzers, of which more than 210 are M777 155mm howitzers and 72 are 105mm howitzers from the USA;
  • more than 4 hundred units of self-propelled artillery, 180 of them – on order (more than 20 155-mm howitzers from the UK, 18 each from Germany, Poland, the USA and other states).

Multiple launch rocket systems:

95 units, incl. 38 HIMARS systems, more than 40 Soviet-era 122mm multiple launch rocket systems from the Czech Republic and Poland.

Air defense systems:

  • 37 German self-propelled anti-aircraft systems Gepard;
  • 8 US-made NASAMS rocket batteries;
  • one American and one German Patriot missile battery;
  • 6 Strela-10Ms missile systems from the Czech Republic;
  • 6 Stormer missile systems from the UK;
  • several other anti-aircraft missile systems from Germany, Slovakia, Spain, Poland, France.

Aircraft:

  • 14 Soviet-made Su-25 attack aircraft – NATO countries purchased them from Bulgaria and delivered them to Ukraine;
  • 4 Su-25s from North Macedonia;
  • 20 Mi-17 helicopters were transferred to the USA, they were originally intended for Afghanistan;
  • 11 Soviet-made helicopters from the Czech Republic, Latvia and Slovakia;
  • 3 British Westland Sea Kings;
  • 6 Russian-made Kamov helicopters from Portugal;
  • more than 30 Bayraktar TB2 drones from Turkey, one each from Lithuania and Poland;
  • hundreds of American Switchblade ammunition;
  • 415 reconnaissance drones.

Long range missiles

Bloomberg reports that so far no country is ready to provide ATACMS long-range missile systems capable of hitting targets at significantly greater distances than HIMARS. Until now, some officials in the West have expressed concern about providing Ukraine with weapons that will enable it to strike targets deep in Russia, as this could lead to a direct confrontation with the Russian Federation.

Other weapons:

Other types of weapons include missiles that can be used against enemy radars, ships and surface targets, as well as unmanned watercraft, electronic warfare equipment, radar equipment and other systems.

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