British Defense Secretary Wallace said that the UK will assist Ukraine with three retired Sea King "HAR3" search and rescue helicopters, and the first helicopter has flown to Ukraine.
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[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The war between Russia and Ukraine continued. On the 19th, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (Rishi Sunak) announced during his visit to Ukraine that the UK will provide an air defense system worth 50 million pounds (approximately NT$1.8 billion). (23) said on the 23rd that it would provide three more "Sea King" (Sea King) helicopters.
The British National Broadcasting Corporation "BBC" reported today that British Defense Minister Ben Wallace said that the UK will assist Ukraine with three decommissioned Sea King helicopters, and the first helicopter has flown to Ukraine.
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Wallace said that this is the first time that the United Kingdom has provided a manned aerial vehicle since the outbreak of the Russo-Ukrainian war; while Ukrainian military crews have received flight and maintenance courses related to Sea King helicopters in the United Kingdom to enhance the Ukrainian army's combat effectiveness on the battlefield. Search and rescue capabilities.
He also added that the UK would provide an additional 10,000 rounds of shells.
The Sea King helicopter is an anti-submarine helicopter manufactured by the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation of the United States. The British authorized version is called the Westland Sea King (Westland Sea King). The Royal Navy uses it for anti-submarine, search and rescue and The transportation tasks are currently decommissioned.
The British Sea King helicopter acquired by the Ukrainian army this time should be the "HAR3" search and rescue version. The Ukrainian army may use it for combat rescue operations (Combat search and rescue) to perform high-risk battlefield casualty evacuation, which also means that the Ukrainian army may obtain Combat capabilities and training courses comparable to those of a U.S. Air Force Parachute Rescue (PJ).