UK to send Apache helicopters and modern tanks to Ukraine

15 January, 12:09 PM
Apache AH64 E Helikopter (

Apache AH64 E Helikopter (

The UK will supply Ukraine with Apache attack helicopters armed with Hellfire missiles, UK tabloid Mirror reported on Jan. 14.

A senior defense source told the publication that the helicopters would follow the delivery of Challenger 2 main battle tanks.

"The Apache will be a major game-changer,” the source told the Mirror.

“The tanks will arrive first and it will take a while before helicopters can be deployed. Other NATO members will now follow suit.”

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The Apache can be armed with up to 16 anti-tank Hellfire missiles, 76 Hydra 70mm rockets, and a 30mm chain gun.

"This means four Apaches could wipe out an entire regiment of 70 tanks within moments," the Mirror wrote.

Ukrainian pilots are to be trained in the UK, while a maintenance base for the helicopters will be established in a neighboring country, such as Poland.

Earlier, it was reported that the UK would accelerate Ukraine support and would send a squadron of Challenger 2 tanks and around 30 self-propelled AS90 guns.

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