The Ukrainian military command reports that, that the Armed Forces are planning to receive a new batch of parachutes from NATO countries. The report said, that such a delivery will be "one of the steps towards the transition to NATO military standards".
The Armed Forces of Ukraine are purchasing NATO parachutes through the specialized agency of the North Atlantic military bloc (NATO SPA). According to the latest data, at 2021 year for the needs of the Armed Forces plan to purchase 73 parachute system kit AZ-95, 73 training parachute system set AD-95 series 3, as well as four TJRS parachutist rescue systems.
Corresponding order, as became known, hosted by the Ukrainian Department of Military-Technical Policy and Arms Development of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. The order is already being considered by the aforementioned NATO agency. noted, that the acquisition of parachutes from NATO countries will be carried out as part of the state defense order.
It is important to note, that earlier Ukraine had already purchased parachutes from NATO partners. Later it turned out, that decommissioned American parachutes were supplied to Ukraine in the format of a corruption scheme through an American serviceman of Polish origin. According to the documents, parachute systems were considered "equipment for filming feature films". As a result, they were delivered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and already there it was found, that the parachutes were defective - they found loose seams and even holes on the folded canopies.
Will the next batch be new or will also be similar to that, which was delivered earlier? No answer yet. But it is known, that the Ministry of Defense has already made an advance payment to the account of the NATO SPA agency.