First 3 Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles off to Ukraine
by ANZDD on 08-Apr-2022
Three Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles were loaded onto a C-17A at RAAF Base Amberley today for delivery to Ukraine.
The Australian Government is supporting the Government of Ukraine by providing 20 Bushmasters, including two of the ambulance variants, to aid Ukraine’s response to Russia’s illegal aggression.
The Australian-built Bushmasters enable soldiers to move safely to a battle area before dismounting for close combat. The Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle is well suited to provide protection to the Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers and Ukrainian civilians against mines and improvised explosive devices, shrapnel from artillery and small-arms fire.
The vehicles have been painted olive green to suit the operating environment. Additionally, a Ukrainian flag is painted on either side with the words “United with Ukraine” stencilled in English and Ukrainian to acknowledge our commitment and support to the Government and people of Ukraine. The ambulances will have the traditional red cross emblem.
The Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles are fitted with radios, a global positioning system and additional bolt-on armour to increase their protection.