Australia to send Bushmaster armored vehicles, other military supplies to Ukraine

The Bushmaster armored vehicle. Photo c/o Shephard Media.


Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that the Australian Government will be sending Bushmaster armored vehicles and other military equipment and supplies to Ukraine as soon as possible.

This was made after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed directly the Australian Parliament on 31 March 2022, requesting for military and humanitarian aid to support its defense against the invasion of Russia, as war continues between the 2 countries.

The Thales Australia Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle is a 4x4 mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) armored vehicles, and was specifically requested by Pres. Zelenskyy in his speech.

Prime Minister Morrison also confirmed that aside from the armored vehicles, the Australian Government is sending more small arms, ammunition, personal protective equipment, and other military supplies to assist the Ukrainian military.

No specific numbers have been confirmed, and no specific date was mentioned on when the deliveries would take place. 

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has been using their Boeing C-17A Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft in sending supplies to Ukraine through its NATO neighbors, and it is believe up to 4 Bushmaster vehicles can fit the aircraft.

Australia is among the countries that supported the call to aid Ukraine, as well as impose sanctions to Russia for its invasion of its smaller neighbour.





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