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Australia allocates $20m in military aid to Ukraine

It includes de-mining and anti-drone equipment.

Australia allocates $20m in military aid to Ukraine
Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles
Photo: EPA/UPG

The Australian Government, with the support of local defence industry, is providing a further $20 million package of military assistance to Ukraine.

"De-mining equipment, portable x-ray machines, a 3D metal printer, and counter drone systems are some of the Australian developed equipment that will contribute to Ukraine's defence," the Australian Defence Ministry said.

The Australian developed equipment is made by four innovative Australian defence industry companies: DroneShield, Micro-X, Minelab and SPEE3D.

This new support takes Australia’s overall assistance to Ukraine to approximately $910 million, including the provision of Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles, heavy artillery, critical ammunition and contributions to the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund.

In addition, a Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail aircraft has deployed to Germany in support of multinational efforts helping protect a vital gateway of international humanitarian and military assistance to Ukraine.

The E-7A Wedgetail will not operate inside Russian, Belarusian or Ukrainian airspace.

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