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Australia to send Bushmaster MRAPs to Ukraine

Australia to send Bushmaster MRAPs to Ukraine

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

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to the Australian Parliament on 31 March 2022, requesting military and humanitarian aid to support its defence against the invasion of Russia. In his speech, President Zelenskyy explicitly requested Thales Australia’s Bushmaster 4x4 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) armoured vehicle.

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

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