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Ukraine requests new types of weapons from the US

Dec 7, 2023

Ukraine has requested new types of weapons from the United States to successfully repel Russian aggression, including F-18 fighters, drones, Apache attack helicopters, and others.


RBC-Ukraine reported this regarding Reuters.

It is reported that the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine presented a "list of weapons to meet the needs of the Ukrainian defense forces" during a closed meeting in Washington, D.C., which was attended by government officials and defense industry executives.

According to sources familiar with the list, it includes weapons that Ukraine already has in service, including Abrams tanks and 155mm artillery, as well as F-16 aircraft, drones, and long-range ATACMS missiles.

But there are several new items on the list, including Boeing's C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft and Lockheed Martin's C-130 Super Hercules. The list also includes Apache and Black Hawk attack helicopters.

The documents also state that Ukraine is requesting F-18 fighter jets, three types of General Atomics drones, including the MQ-9B Sky Guardian, and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system made by Lockheed.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 07/12/2023

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