​Spartan APC, Samaritan Armoured Ambulances and More: Ukrainian Troops to Train on Armoured Vehicles in UK (Video)

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The UK’s Armed Forces Minister James Heappey: 'A few hundred' Ukrainian troops to train on armoured vehicles in UK / Photo: Ukraine's Saxon AT-105
The UK’s Armed Forces Minister James Heappey: 'A few hundred' Ukrainian troops to train on armoured vehicles in UK / Photo: Ukraine's Saxon AT-105

The Minister for the Armed Forces at UK Ministry of Defense has said "a few hundred" Ukrainian troops will be trained in Britain on how to use the armoured vehicles being provided to the country by the UK

James Heappey told Forces News this will include Ukrainian communication specialists working with the Royal Corps of Signals to integrate kit into the vehicles to ensure they're "mission ready" when they get to Ukraine, - British specilized source forces.net reports.

The Minister for the Armed Forces at UK Ministry of Defense, Defense Express
The Minister for the Armed Forces at UK Ministry of Defense / Screengrab from Forces News TV

He outlined the vehicles being sent to Ukraine, which include 40 Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked), 35 Spartan armoured personnel carriers, as well as Samaritan armoured ambulances and Samson recovery vehicles.

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Spartan armoured personnel carriers, Defense Express
UK's Armed Forces' Spartan armoured personnel carriers

Mr Heappey also said the UK will provide Ukraine with "about 80 of the Afghanistan-era protected mobility vehicles" – naming Mastiff, Wolfhound and Husky vehicles as examples.

Samaritan armoured ambulances, Defense Express
Samaritan armoured ambulances

"They obviously have to extract these people from the fight and get them to the UK but we're ready for them whenever they come," Mr Heappey said.

The Armed Forces Minister also confirmed the UK will continue to send Ukraine lethal aid in the form of anti-tank, anti-aircraft and anti-ship weapon.

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