The newly formed Ukrainian mechanized brigade has started to receive new combat equipment.
Photos on social media posted by Ukrainian soldiers reveal that 44th Mechanized Brigade recieved KTO Rosomak armored personnel carriers and Leopard 1A5 main battle tanks. Most of the brigade is currently in Poland, but will soon head back to Ukraine to help to liberate currently occupied Ukrainian land.
The brigade, known as “the Polish one”, is a mechanized unit of Ukrainian Ground Forces formed in the spring 2023. A mechanized battalion of the brigade received Polish-donated BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles a while ago, and has been already deployed to the front near Kreminna. The remaining two mechanized battalions will be likely equipped with KTO Rosomaks.
Ukrainian soldier with KTO Rosomak during a training. source: Facebook
KTO Rosomak is 8×8 wheeled armored personnel carrier produced by Polish Armaments Group company. The Ukrainian government ordered 200 Rosomaks for its army in 2023, with the first 100 to be delivered the same year.
Ukrainian crews with KTO Rosomak in the background. source: Facebook
It’s not the only wheeled armored personnel carrier of the brigade. We informed about Slovenia-donated Valuk armored personnel carries in the service of 44th Mechanized Brigade on our Twitter roughly two months ago.
These aren’t the only western equipment in the service of the brigade. At least one tank company, but given the amount of promised tanks, possibly the full tank battalion, should receive Leopard 1A5 main battle tanks.
Tankman of 44th Mechanized Brigade with Leopard 1A5. source: Facebook
In addition to all that, the artillery unit of the brigade acquired 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers.
2S1 Gvozdika SPG of 44th Mechanized Brigade
44th Mechanized Brigade is one of the youngest Ukrainian combat brigades of Ukrainian Army. Learn more about the brigade and visit the unit’s page on our site.
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