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​French Сompany Supplies Ukraine with Assault Rifles, Grenade Launchers Worth €36 million

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VCD 15 assault rifle by Verney-Carron / Photo credit: Verney-Carron
VCD 15 assault rifle by Verney-Carron / Photo credit: Verney-Carron

A subsidiary of French сompany Cebergun will provide 36 million euros worth of weapons to Ukraine under a contract with Ukrspecexport (an authorized state-owned intermediary company dealing with export and import of military and special products and services)

The French company Cybergun announced that its subsidiary Verney-Carron has received a large-scale order for Ukraine. The total contract value is 36 million euro.

This agreement provides for the supply of 10,000 assault rifles, 2,000 sniper rifles and 400 grenade launchers. This will be the new weapon. The delivery was scheduled for early 2024. Serial deliveries should begin in six months after the signing of the agreement. The delivery process will take 10 months, provided that Verney-Carron receives the necessary import and export permits between France and Ukraine in the field of armaments.

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French Сompany Supplies Ukraine with Assault Rifles, Grenade Launchers Worth €36 million, Defense Express
The VCD 15 is an assault rifle based on the well-known AR 15 platform to meet the needs of the army as well as security sector / Photo credit: Verney-Carron

"The agreement reflects the further strengthening of bilateral relations between France and Ukraine in the field of defense cooperation," the statement reported.

The main activity of Verney-Carron is the production of hunting weapons. The company also produces VCD 15 assault rifles, VCD 10 sniper rifles, and VCS Mini 40 single-barrel grenade launchers.

The VCD 15 is an assault rifle based on the well-known AR 15 platform to meet the needs of the army as well as security sector. The Special Forces of the Royal Moroccan Navy are among the foreign operators of these weapons.

As for the VCD 10, it is a semi-automatic precision rifle made by Verney-Carron Defense in France. It is an AR-10-based version with a declared accuracy of 1 MOA.

Verney-Carron was founded in 1820. It is one of the oldest companies both in France and the world, although it mainly specializes in hunting weapons.

In recent years, Verney-Carron has developed and added a full range of military weapons to its LEBEL security and defense brand, including an assault rifle (VCD 15), a precision rifle (VCD 10) as well as 9 mm machine gun (VCD 9).

Earlier Defense Express reported that France Tripled Production of Projectiles for Supply to Ukraine.

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