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Germany announced new military aid to Ukraine 

Ukraine’s new German aid package includes the Skynex air defense system, Marder armored vehicles, and ammunition for the Leopard tank.
Skynex anti-aircraft system. Ukraine received the state-of-the-art equipment from Germany to defend itself against Russian air raids, Handelsblatt says. Photo: Rheinmetall via Handelsblatt

Germany announced a new package of military aid for Ukraine on 4 January, the German Federal Government reported.

On 2 January, Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, the Chair of the Bundestag Defense Committee, urged Germany to supply Ukraine with Taurus air-launched cruise missiles amid increased Russian air attacks on Ukraine. Taurus, which is crucial for Ukraine’s military to intensify the disruption of Russia’s rear logistics on Russia’s occupied territory of Ukraine, is not included in the list of the latest announced aid package.

However, the latest German military aid package to Ukraine includes:

  • SKYNEX anti-aircraft missiles with ammunition
  • 2 TRML-4D radars
  • 10 Marder infantry fighting vehicles
  • Ammunition for Leopard 2A6 tanks
  • Missiles for IRIS-T SLM air defense systems
  • Missiles for Patriot air defense systems
  • 9,080 155mm caliber ammunition
  • 2 WISENT mine clearing vehicles
  • 1 Biber armored vehicle-launched bridge
  • 3,350 combat helmets
  • 30 drone detection systems
  • 10 GO1 ground surveillance radars
  • 10 Zetros trucks
  • 3 8×8 HX81 tractor trucks and semi-trailers
  • 34 other transport vehicles
  • 305 MK 556 assault rifles
  • 750,000 rounds of ammunition
  • 1,152 winter camouflage nets

On 22 December, the German government updated the list of military aid to Ukraine, announcing the transfer of three Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft systems with spare parts and ammunition.

In 2023, weapons exports from Germany reached a record $13.35 billion. Ukraine was the primary recipient of weapons from Germany worth $4.82 billion.

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