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    Ukraine Switches to German Engines, Discards Russian Military Gear Amid Crimea Row

    WARSAW — Ukraine’s leading defense group Ukroboronprom has signed a deal with German producer Deutz AG to acquire engines for the armored personnel carriers (APC) used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The new engines will replace Russian gear, which are to be discarded.

    With the latest contract, Ukroboronprom is aiming to cut spending on new engines and ensure that the equipment used by Ukraine’s military complies with NATO standards, said Artur Heruvimov, the company’s deputy chief executive, as quoted in a statement.

    The engines will be supplied to the Armed Forces' BTR-4 vehicles. The procurement will allow Ukroboronprom to save about US $25 million and use these funds to develop and produce new weapons and equipment, the statement said.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/de...engines-russia-military-gear-crimea/80508612/
     
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    New clothing and personal gears for the Ukrainian soldiers. @Technofox @Falcon @Pathfinder Seems like the Ukrainians are moving to NATO standards ?

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    They look good! Any chance they're looking to purchase Western gear too? And if so, does anyone know what Ukraine's explored?

    If I didn't know better I'd have mistaken them for Latvian or Lithuanian troops.

    Am I the only one who thinks that a mix of Russia and Western equipment is totally awesome!?! Seems they'll end up like Poland, with a healthy mix of Soviet, Russian and Western gear that combines to make one bad*ss military.
     
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    Ukraine is working to meet NATO standards, it will be interesting to see how they do that in the longterm. They have a very strong defense industry base, if they try to standardize too fast they may lose some of their industrial capabilities. Ukraine is also sending troops and observers to NATO exercises on a regular basis.

    http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/245198.html
     
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    Showing off their T-64BV:

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    Nice find.

    T-64BV with improved armor and Kontakt add-on explosive reactive armor. It is fitted with a total of 179 ERA blocks that provide protection against HEAT roudns. Production of this tank commenced in 1985. During repairs and modernizations older T-64B, T-64B1, T-64BM and T-64B1M tanks were also fitted with Kontakt ERA. In 2014 Ukraine sold a total of 50 T-64B1V tanks to Congo;

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    T-64BM Bulat a Ukrainian upgrade of the T-64B. Protection was improved by installing new Nozh modular add-on explosive reactive armor. The Bulat is fitted with a new fire control system of Ukrainian T-84 MBT. It is also fitted with new 5TDFM engine, developing 850 hp or 6TD-1, developing 1 000 hp. First upgraded tanks were delivered to Ukrainian Army in 2005;

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    Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division along with soldiers with the Ukrainian army conduct a squad live-fire exercise Mar. 30, 2016, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine as part of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine. Each JMTG-U rotation will consist of nine weeks of training where Ukrainian soldiers will learn defensive combat skills needed to increase Ukraine's capacity for self-defense. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Adriana M. Diaz-Brown, 10th Press Camp Headquarters)


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    Ukrainian army conducts mortar live-fire exercise

    YAVORIV, Ukraine – Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, partnered with and trained Ukrainian army soldiers on defensive artillery tactics culminating with a mortar live-fire exercise March 19, 2016, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.

    The live-fire exercise was conducted after weeks of classes and practical exercises as part of rotation two of Joint Multinational Training Group–Ukraine.

    Leading the training was Capt. Dave Carter, 3-15 Infantry fire support officer, who stressed the importance of all the previous training that had led to this point of the total 55-day rotation.

    “The first week, we focused on individual tasks and then the last two weeks we went over some of the same tactics and techniques that we do with our mortar crews in the U.S. We taught bore-sighting, aiming circle and crew drills. Everything we taught them, they’re putting to use today,” said Capt. Dave Carter, 3-15 Infantry fire support officer.

    The artillery program of instruction taught by the 3-15 Infantry instructors is dynamic and develops accordingly based off input from experiences and standard practices of the Ukrainian army.

    “It’s definitely been a learning experience for us. I’ve never worked with a mortar system like this. It’s a combination of a mortar and howitzer system. We’ve had to learn their tactics, techniques and procedures and show them ours. We allow them to adjust if they want to for whatever they think will work for them. We’re not forcing them to utilize everything we show them, but they have implemented some of the things we’ve shown them,” said Carter.

    Throughout the day’s training the Ukrainian mortar crews practiced on refining their accuracy and speed.

    Going forward, the artillery training will increase in complexity ultimately resulting in setting up and executing a battery-level defense.

    https://www.dvidshub.net/news/192930/ukrainian-army-conducts-mortar-live-fire-exercise#.Vv0RKmMWxw8

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