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Canada to send over 2000 CRV7 rocket engines to Ukraine

Jun 13, 2024

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Yahoo.


The Canadian Ministry of Defense has announced that Canada will send the first batch of more than 2,000 CRV7 rocket engines to the Ukrainian military, which were previously decommissioned.

Earlier, the Canadian government stated that it intends to start delivering the engines in the coming weeks.

It is known that Canada has more than 83,000 of these rocket engines that are no longer in use.

Canadian Defense Minister Bill Blair said during a meeting of the Ramstein Contact Group on Ukraine's defense that his country would also provide 29 Nanuk remote weapon systems and more than 130,000 rounds of ammunition for small arms.

The CRV7 is a Canadian-designed 70 mm caliber air-to-air missile with a folding wing. It is designed to strike ground targets. These missiles are also considered a Cold War weapon, as they were developed in the 1980s.

The CRV7 rocket engines can be used to arm helicopters in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Specialized publications also note that the CRV7 can be used to make ground launchers.

Author - Dmitriy Levchenko, 13/06/2024

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