Ukraine orders firearms from France
Ukraine buys firearms from the French company Verney-Carron S.A., which specializes in the production of rifles and accessories.
The company reported about this on its official LinkedIn page.
The relevant framework agreement was signed between Verney-Carron S.A. and Ukrspecexport for EUR 36 million.
The agreement provides for the production and transfer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine of about 12,000 rifles and 600 40 mm under-barrel grenade launchers.
Ukraine will receive the first evaluation batch in early 2024, and the last batch will be delivered six months after the framework agreement is signed.
Among a wide range of weapons for hunting, the company produces VDC15 assault rifles in 5.56 and .300 AAC caliber, which also participated in the tender for the standard rifle for the French army.
Along with the assault rifle, the VDC family of firearms includes the 7.62x39mm VDC10 sniper rifle for infantry snipers.
The company also manufactures additional accessories for rifles and has a variety of buttstocks, handguards, and the LP40 family of 40mm under-barrel grenade launchers.
As Militarnyi previously reported, 300 Fort-600A stand-alone grenade launchers were handed over to Ukrainian paratroopers.
The 80th Air Assault Brigade said that grenade launchers were sent to the soldiers in the Bakhmut area.
“Intense fighting during the assault on the flanks of Bakhmut, a large invasion of Russian invaders, and the effective operation of automatic grenade launchers prompted us to organize the procurement of more than 300 Fort-600A grenade launchers,” the military said.
The paratroopers emphasized that these grenade launchers have ammunition, unlike Soviet-era under-barrel grenade launchers.
“I took 18 conveniently packaged rounds of ammunition for the mission. You put the Fort-600A behind your back and keep moving. But at the same time, you can inflict even more damage,” said the commander of the unit with the call sign “Jew”.
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