A Royal Air Force C-130J has delivered equipment in support of Ukrainian troops. The equipment includes:
- 1,000 individual First Aid Kits
- 54 helmet-mounted monocular night vision goggles (MNVGs)
- 2,000 Mk6 helmets
The equipment is part of the package of support pledged to the Ukrainian Armed Forces by the Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon in March of this year. The specific equipment delivered is designed to improve the situational awareness of troops fighting Russian backed separatists in the east of the country.
The RAF has now delivered more than 3000 combat helmets, goggles and first aid kits to Ukrainian troops, and we have already trained 850 personnel. We will step up our training over the summer and we will be providing further equipment, although not of the lethal variety.
We stand firm with Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, and we continue to assist its defence of its sovereignty, independence and territory.
The UK is also providing 200 GPS units and 220 hardened laptops. The total value of this package is approximately £850,000, and is being provided alongside other short term training activities being delivered by UK military personnel to the Ukrainians in-country. British trainers have been in Ukraine since March, and have already trained over 850 Ukrainian troops according to the Ministry of Defence.