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Ukraine conflict: London sends military helicopters

The UK Ministry of Defense today confirmed the delivery of the first Sikorsky SH-3 HU5 “Sea King” military helicopter to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Civilian helicopter operations.

This is the first time that the United Kingdom has provided aircraft to Kyiv after sending them Drones. The delivery follows the delivery of 20 Russian-made Mi-17s to the United States. Thus, Great Britain remains the second largest donor of military aid to Ukraine, after the United States. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunakfor additional support of about 58 million euros, including 1,000 surface-to-air missiles, radar and anti-drone electronic warfare technology.

The shipment of the Sea King helicopters follows the training of 10 Ukrainian crews on the ground (pilot and maintenance) by the Royal Navy. These aircraft have been used for decades by the Armed Forces of London in missions such as anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue (SAR, Search and Tescue), troop and material transport, air attack and reconnaissance.

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