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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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