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Aid to fighters 8/10/2023 Read 4 min

Border Guards Receive UAH 16 Million Worth of UAVs and Armoured Vehicles from Metinvest

The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has received a large batch of aid from Metinvest worth UAH 16 million. The batch includes UAVs of various modifications and armoured vehicles.

To aid our border guards in their combat missions to counter the enemy, Metinvest has donated 10 Valkyrie aircraft systems (20 aircraft) for long-range reconnaissance, 40 Mavic 3 drones for reconnaissance and artillery fire adjustment, another 100 more special-purpose drones, and three armoured vans. All assistance has been provided free of charge as part of Rinat Akhmetov's Steel Front military initiative.




The batch of equipment received by Ukraine's border guards has a total worth of UAH 16 million


"Thanks to the Steel Front, we have received vehicles that allow mobile groups to use these types of unmanned systems – Valkyrie and Mavic 3. They can jointly carry out additional reconnaissance, correction and other combat missions," explained the representative of the State Border Guard Service, senior lieutenant Dmytro Petrenko.

According to the representative of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, crews that will work with the systems are already undergoing training.

The Valkyrie aircraft systems will help to detect enemy targets at a distance of up to 40 km, and the versatile DJI Mavic 3 are ideal for close reconnaissance. Metinvest plans to send even more such UAVs. 

"The Valkyrie is an enemy detection system, and the Mavic 3 is 'eyes'. We have been receiving very positive feedback from the military. That is why we will now purchase another large batch of UAVs for the army," said the head of Metinvest Group's CEO project management office Oleksandr Vodoviz.

The company has already delivered about 30 armoured vehicles to the military, primarily cash-in-transit vehicles of various classes purchased in Europe: soldiers need these vehicles both for evacuation and to drive to the 'zero line' to perform combat missions.

Since the beginning of the full-scale war, Metinvest has already directed UAH 2 billion in assistance to the Ukrainian army as part of Rinat Akhmetov's Steel Front military initiative. In particular, the defenders have received more than 1,500 UAVs, which makes the company the largest supplier of drones for the army among private businesses, with the exception of charitable foundations.

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