Skip to main content

Black Listed News
Trending Articles:
Trending Articles:

Ukraine Military Gets Boost With UK Armored Vehicles Delivery

Published: March 10, 2015
Share | Print This


Source: Sputnik News

Ukraine accepted delivery of 20 Saxon armored vehicles from Britain last month to be weaponized and put into action by the army, a top aide to President Petro Poroshenko said Monday.

The vehicles — known as Saxons — came without weapons, which Ukraine plans to add before use by the army.

US soldiers stand on May 26, 2010 in front of a Patriot missile battery at an army base in the northern Polish town of Morag
Last month the press service of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) said 20 Saxon armored vehicles had already arrived in the country and another 55 would be shipped shortly.

NCDC Secretary Oleksander Turchynov said during a visit to the National Guard Training Center that although the armored vehicles need some readjustment they would be adapted for the Ukrainian army.

Turchynov added that the vehicles would enter service in the Ukrainian army as soon as they had been tested at a training range.

Meanwhile, General Sir Richard Dannatt, who served as Britain’s  Chief of the General Staff between 2006 and 2009, believes the Saxon armored vehicles are “quite useless.”

"My concern is the inadequate nature of these vehicles which I ordered out of British Army front line service when I was Commander in Chief Land Command 2005-2006. They were withdrawn from Iraq and never deployed in southern Afghanistan,” Dannatt told The Daily Telegraph.

The UK no longer uses the Saxon — but they are still utilized by countries including Nigeria and Bahrain for moving troops around.

Share This Article...



Image result for patreon

You Might Like


Image result for patreon


PLEASE DISABLE AD BLOCKER TO VIEW DISQUS COMMENTS

Ad Blocking software disables some of the functionality of our website, including our comments section for some browsers.





Login with patreon to gain access to perks!

SIGN UP TO GET BLACKLISTED NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

Enter your email address:




More Blacklisted News...

Blacklisted Radio
Blacklisted Nation
On Patreon
On Gab
On Twitter
On Reddit
On Facebook
Blacklisted Radio:
Republic Broadcasting
Podcasts on Youtube
Podcasts on Demand
On Iheart Radio
On Spreaker
On Stitcher
On iTunes
On Tunein

Our IP Address:
198.245.55.242

Sponsors:
Garden office

good
longboard
brands


Advertise Here...






BlackListed News 2006-2019
Privacy Policy
Terms of Service