The original tank battalion of the brigade returns under its command.

Ukrainian 47th was never meant to ride Leopard 2A6 tanks, as we wrote a few weeks back in our article. The brigade was designed to be equipped with US-supplied vehicles, including M1A1 Abrams tanks. However, the training took longer than expected, and the transfer of M1A1 Abrams tanks was not approved in time.

Ukrainian command reassigned a tank battalion equipped with Leopard 2A6 tanks under the brigade’s command. They were attached to the 47th Mechanized Brigade for a more than half year, and operated alongside mechanized battalions of the brigade during the Ukrainian southern offensive and the defense of Avdiivka.

The temporary assignment of Leopard 2A6 tanks is now over. The official representatives of 47th Mechanized Brigade confirmed that M1A1 Abrams tanks are in the service of the brigade. Furthermore, the official social media accounts released a video showing M1A1 SA Abrams tanks operating in the vicinity of Avdiivka today.

Leopard 2A6 tanks have been assigned to 21st Mechanized Brigade, where they, together with Stridsvagn 122 tanks, will form a proper tank battalion of the brigade.

Unit’s pages of 47th Mechanized Brigade and 21st Mechanized Brigade have been updated to reflect the changes above.

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