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Ukrainian military trained on Challenger 2 tanks – The Guardian

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The tank has a modern digital fire control system and generally high firepower. With excellent protection, the Challenger 2 is a formidable force on the battlefield.

Ukrainian crews have returned home after training in Britain on Challenger 2 tanks, which are expected to be used in a counter-offensive against the Russian army. On Sunday, March 26, according to The Guardian.

“Ukrainian personnel and tanks are expected to be in position for the spring counteroffensive,” the newspaper wrote.

It is known that the training of the Ukrainians began in January. Immediately after the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the transfer of 14 Challenger 2 tanks for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The manager of the training mission, Lieutenant Colonel John Stone, called the training of the Ukrainian defenders “a great honor” and noted that they “handled it.”

“We were all impressed by the level of capability demonstrated and have no doubt that our friends will use the Challenger 2 tank most effectively in future battles to defend their homeland,” said Stone.

Note that the 62-ton Challenger 2 was the main battle tank in service with the British Army. The tank has been in production since 1994, making it the youngest MBT in service with European armies. The tank has powerful weapons, the exact parameters of which are classified.

A feature of the British tank is a rifled 120-mm gun, which allows you to shoot unique piercing high-explosive HESH shells.

In addition to 14 British Challenger tanks, Britain is sending Ukraine 20 Bulldog armored personnel carriers and 30 AS-90 self-propelled artillery mounts.

Recall that the first Ukrainian cynologist classes were held in Spain.

The Netherlands will send another 60 instructors to Germany to train the Ukrainian military.

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Source: korrespondent

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