Military Support to Ukraine

Ministry of Defence written statement – made on 21st July 2022.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace The Secretary of State for Defence

I am pleased to provide the House with a further update on equipment that the UK is providing to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The UK is proud to lead the way in providing military assistance to Ukraine. The Prime Minister announced at the NATO Leaders’ Summit on 30 June that a further £1bn of military support to Ukraine will be provided. This brings the UK’s total military support to Ukraine to £2.3bn.

We have already supplied Ukraine with a significant quantity of equipment, including:

  • More than 6,900 anti-tank missiles (including more than 5,000 NLAW, as well as Javelin, Brimstone, and other anti-tank weapons)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket Systems
  • 120 Armoured Fighting Vehicles
  • 6 Stormer vehicles fitted with Starstreak launchers as well as hundreds of Starstreak missiles
  • Maritime Brimstone
  • More than 16,000 rounds of artillery ammunition, as well as anti-structure munitions and 4.5 tonnes of plastic explosive
  • Communications equipment
  • Electronic warfare equipment
  • More than 82,000 helmets, 8,450 sets of body armour, medical supplies and more than 5,000 night-vision devices.

Our support for the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) will continue. In the next few weeks, we will be giving the AFU equipment, including:

  • More than 20 M109 155mm self-propelled guns
  • 36 L119 105mm artillery guns and ammunition
  • More than 50,000 rounds of ammunition for Ukraine’s soviet era artillery
  • At least 1,600 more anti-tank weapons
  • Unmanned aerial systems (including 100s loitering aerial munitions)
  • Counter-battery radar systems
  • Medical equipment

Future planned military support will also include more sophisticated defence systems across a range of capabilities.

On 25 April I also committed to placing an update on international donations of military equipment to Ukraine in the House Library. I include below two summaries: one of UK donations; and a second of combined international donations. These summaries only contain quantities known to the UK where other countries are content for this information to be released. We do not necessarily see or know the totality of assistance provided by all donors. The delivery and provision of aid is dynamic and fast moving so the numbers and types of capability included are likely to change quickly.

The scale and range of equipment we are providing, at pace, demonstrates how we are delivering on our commitment to provide Ukraine with support to resist and defeat the Russian invasion. We will continue to do so until Ukraine’s sovereignty is restored.

UK donations to Ukraine

Major capabilities

Weapon

Ammunition

Other Aid

Anti Air

<100

>300

Anti Tank

>100

>9,000*

Anti Structure

>15,000

Anti Personnel (including small arms, mortar & grenade)

>6,000

>1,000,000

Anti Ship

<100

Artillery

<10

>16,000

Communication Systems

Long range

<100

Satellite

>100

Short Range

>400

Electronic Warfare Systems

Jamming

>300

Physical Counter

<100

Equipment Support

Spare Parts

>100

Tools (pallets, kits etc)

<100

Intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR) systems

Laser Designator (eg range finders, aiming systems)

>100

Optical (including Uncrewed Aerial Systems)

<100

Radar

<100

Life Support

Rations

<100,000

Medical

<100

Clothing

<100,000

NVDs / Thermal

>5,000

Sleeping

>2,000

Mobility

Armoured Fighting Vehicles

>100

Ambulances

<100

Soft Skinned (including cargo Uncrewed Aerial Systems)

<10

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Ballistic Vest

>8,000

Helmet

<100,000

*Includes single use weapons and unguided munitions

International donations to Ukraine – 43 countries including UK (International data as at 5 July 2022)

Major capabilities

Weapon

Ammunition

Other Aid

Anti Air

>700

>100,000

Anti Tank

<4,000

<250,000*

Anti Structure

>2,000

>600,000

Anti Personnel (including small arms, mortars & grenades)

>700,000

>100,000,000

Anti Ship

<200

Artillery

>200

>250,000

Mobility

Armoured Fighting Vehicles

>600

Ambulances

<100

Soft Skinned (including cargo Uncrewed Aerial Systems)

>200

Communication Systems

Long Range

<100

Satellite

>900

Short Range

>400

Electronic Warfare Systems

Jamming

>400

Physical Counter

>200

Equipment Support

Spare Parts

>13,000

Tools (pallets, kits etc)

>100

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

PPE

<100

Metal Detector

>400

Robot

<100

Intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR) systems

Laser Designator (e.g. range finders, aiming systems)

>2,000

Optical (including Uncrewed Aerial Systems)

>500

Radar

<100

Life Support

Rations

>1,000,000

Medical

>200,000

Clothing

>200,000

NVDs / Thermal

>30,000

Optics (sights, binoculars etc)

>30,000

Sleeping

>500,000

Utilities (including generators)

>100

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Ballistic Vest

>100,000

CBRN PPE

>70,000

Helmet

>200,000

*Includes single use weapons and unguided munitions