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​Denmark Strengthens Ukraine’s Defense with 15th Aid Package: 228 Million for Weapons and Gear

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The Caesar self-propelled howitzer / Photo credit:  The Norwegian Armed Forces
The Caesar self-propelled howitzer / Photo credit: The Norwegian Armed Forces

Package includes 15,000 units of 155 mm ammunition, air defense equipment, mine clearance assets and drones

The Danish government has officially announced the allocation of its 15th financial aid package for Ukraine, totaling 1.7 billion Danish kroner (equivalent to approximately 228 million U.S. dollars) designated for weaponry.

These funds constitute part of a collaborative effort among European nations and will facilitate the procurement of weapons and military gear for Ukraine. Specifically, Denmark has financed a contract with the Czech Ministry of Defense to supply 15,000 units of 155 mm ammunition to Ukraine, expected to be delivered within the coming months.

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Moreover, it is noted that the funding will cover the transfer of air defense equipment, mine clearance assets and unmanned aerial vehicles, although specific details regarding these items remain undisclosed. The package is known to encompass radars, communication gear and drones sourced from Danish companies.

Illustrative image Defense Express Denmark Strengthens Ukraine’s Defense with 15th Aid Package: 228 Million for Weapons and Gear
Illustrative image / Photo credit: The Norwegian Armed Forces

It’s worth recalling Denmark’s proactive role in supporting Ukraine with weaponry, exemplified by its previous donation of all 19 Caesar self-propelled howitzers in 2023. Furthermore, Denmark contributed to financing one-third of the Zuzana-2 self-propelled guns, totaling 16 units, procured for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Among the arsenal supplied by Denmark in this domain are heavy mortar systems and M109 self-propelled howitzer, with the latter being allocated for spare parts due to the obsolescence of the 12 M109A3 units held in storage.

Additionally, Denmark, alongside other nations, is funding the transfer of over a hundred Leopard 1 tanks, 14 Leopard 2 tanks, more than 25 T-72EA tanks, an undisclosed quantity of CV90 infantry fighting vehicles and over fifty M113 armored personnel carriers.

Denmark’s involvement in the F-16 Coalition as an aircraft donor is noteworthy. The government has officially announced plans to commence the transfer of these fighter jets as early as the upcoming summer.

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