This morning Mark welcomed His Excellency Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the UK, to Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) in Telford.
RBSL specialises in the design and manufacture of military vehicles. It is currently upgrading 148 Challenger 2 tanks for the British Army.
In January, the Government confirmed that it would supply Ukraine with 14 Challenger 2 tanks, plus ammunition and spare parts, to help defeat Russia’s invasion.
During the visit, the Ambassador met RBSL Managing Director Colin McClean and experienced what it is like to drive a Challenger 2 tank.
Following the visit, Mark said:
I was delighted to welcome the Ambassador to RBSL to see for himself the capabilities of the Challenger 2 tank, which will help his country’s brave fight against Russia’s barbaric and illegal invasion.