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Ukraine receives first M1117 armoured vehicles from US

18th March 2024 - 15:57 GMT | by Ben Watts


The US promised to send 250 refurbished M1117 ASVs to Ukraine in 2022. (Photo: Georgian & Allied Armed Forces & Police)

The ASVs have finally started making their way to Ukraine to support efforts against Russia after originally being ordered in November 2022 as part of a US$400 million military aid package.

The first M1117 Armoured Security Vehicles (ASVs), promised to Ukraine by the US in 2022, has finally been revealed by Ukrainian security forces.

The M1117s ASVs were part a $400 million US government military aid package, the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), which was announced in November 2022 and included the supply of 250 refurbished M1117 ASVs.

As reported by Ukrainian news site Militarnyi, footage was shared by the 425th Separate Assault Battalion Skala on social media of the battalion driving a US-made M1117 wheeled armoured vehicle during a training exercise in Ukraine.

The 4×4 armoured vehicles, also

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