Ukrainian troops complete Challenger 2 tank training in UK
Ukrainian crews received training that included instructions on how to command, drive, and work together on Challenger 2 tank (Photo:twitter.com/DefenceHQ/)
Ukrainian crews have returned home after completing training in the United Kingdom on British tanks that are expected to be used in a counter-offensive against Russia, UK newspaper the Guardian reported on March 27.
Ukrainian crews received training that included instructions on how to command, drive, and work together as a Challenger 2 tank crew and effectively identify and engage targets, said the UK Ministry of Defense,
“It is truly inspiring to witness the determination of Ukrainian soldiers having completed their training on British Challenger 2 tanks on British soil,” said UK defense secretary Ben Wallace, who visited the Ukrainian troops during their training at Bovington Camp in Dorset last month.
“We will continue to stand by them and do all we can to support Ukraine for as long as it takes.”
“It has been a privilege for the combat maneuver center team to deliver this training to our Ukrainian partners,” said Lt Cl John Stone, who oversaw the training mission.
“We have all been hugely impressed with the level of competence displayed and have no doubt that our friends will use the Challenger 2 tanks most effectively in the battles to come as they fight to defend their homeland,” he said.
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