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Canada Sends New Military Aid to Ukraine


Fri 14 Jun 2024 | 11:06 AM
Israa Farhan

Canada’s Ministry of Defense announced today the provision of a new shipment of missiles, small arms ammunition, and remotely controlled weapon systems to Ukraine.

The Ministry confirmed that Canada will deliver an initial tranche of approximately 2,300 CRV-7 rockets in a statement.

Additionally, Canada will donate 29 surplus Nanuk remote weapon systems and over 130,000 rounds of surplus small arms ammunition.

Defense Minister Bill Blair announced in Brussels during a Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting, which includes around 50 allied nations led by the United States.

The Ministry of Defense also mentioned that Canada’s Defense Research and Development Canada and Magellan Aerospace Corporation are testing additional samples of rocket engines.

A government spokesperson noted the aim is to start shipping the vehicles in the coming weeks.

The spokesperson added that Canada will send additional small arms ammunition and 29 Nanuk remote weapon systems, which are remotely operated weapons mounted on military vehicles.

The CRV-7 rockets were previously used by the Royal Canadian Air Force on CF-18 aircraft. 

Canada is also set to begin shipments of a new fleet of 50 armored vehicles to Ukraine this week, with the first four vehicles leaving Canada and expected to be delivered to the Ukrainian armed forces in the coming weeks.

This latest military support underscores Canada’s continued commitment to assisting Ukraine in its defense efforts against ongoing aggression.