Ukraine: Military Equipment

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 27 February 2024.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham 12:39, 27 February 2024

I, too, joined my hon. Friend Bob Seely and other colleagues in Ukraine at the weekend. The point about the “slow yes” to the provision of kit and funds is well made by Dame Nia Griffith. As well as conventional warfare, the Russians are increasingly using cyber warfare, recently taking out virtually the whole mobile network, with implications for the frontline as well. Central to countering that is advanced satellite technology provided by British companies, which also has applications for mine detection. Having recently had a spread of 30 metres, they can now get it down to 5 cm with heat detection devices. These are crucial, so can we make sure that we do not just limit our support to conventional warfare ammunition, but look at high-tech and cyber warfare, which will be increasingly necessary?