​Ukraine Want Get More Bushmaster Armored Vehicles From Australia

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Now Australian 'Bushmaster' armored carriers are saving lives of Ukrainian paratroopers on the frontline
Now Australian 'Bushmaster' armored carriers are saving lives of Ukrainian paratroopers on the frontline

Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, declared that he asked the Australian government to consider supplying Ukraine with a larger number of Bushmaster armored vehicles

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine posted this on Twitter after meeting with his Australian counterpart Penny Wong on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

Bushmaster PMV-M in service with the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Defense Express
Bushmaster PMV-M in service with the Ukrainian Armed Forces / Photo credit: Kate Geraghty for The Sydney Morning Herald

"Met with Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong in New York to thank her for Australia’s unwavering support. We discussed further military aid to Ukraine. I requested to consider sending us more Bushmasters, given the important role they play in countering Russian aggression," the post reads.

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Now Australian 'Bushmaster' armored carriers are saving lives of Ukrainian paratroopers on the frontline. Thanks to "Bushmaster" the Armed Forces of Ukraine came to the Oskil river continue to liberate Kharkiv region.

As a reminder, Australia has provided 60 Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles in total, and 14 M113 armored carriers in addition. Besides the armor, the military assistance worth over AUD 388 million (approx. $268 million), also includes M777 towed howitzers, anti-armour weapons, ammunition, unmanned aerial systems and personal equipment.

General characteristics of the Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle – Medium (PMV-M):

  • Weight: 12,500 kilograms
  • Length: 7.18 meters
  • Width: 2.48 m
  • Height: 2.65 m
  • Crew: One - with up to nine passengers
Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle, Defense Express
Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle

Overall performance

  • Engine: Caterpillar 3126E
  • Operational range: 800 kilometrers
  • Maximum speed: Over 100 km/h
  • Armament: Gun ring for 5.56mm and 7.62mm machine guns
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The words "United with Ukraine" are painted on the side of a Bushmaster used by a Ukrainian armed forces mechanised infantry unit / Photo credit: Kate Geraghty
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