Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Kiev
Dnieper River

2014- The democratically elected government of the Ukraine was overthrown by U.S. backed Neo-Nazi's.

National Space Agency

Armed Forces of the Ukraine
Zbroyni Syly Ukrayiny (ZSU)
159,000 active duty personnel
1,000,000 reserve personnel

National Defense University of Ukraine

Air Force
46,000 personnel
817 aircraft

Kharkiv Air Force University of Ivan Kozhedub

MiG-29 fighter aircraft (80)
Su-27 fighter aircraft (36)

Su-25 attack aircraft (36)
Su-24 attack aircraft (36)
Su-23MR reconnaissance aircraft (23)
An-178 transport aircraft
An-124 transport aircraft
An-72 transport aircraft
An-30 transport aircraft
An-24 transport aircraft (13)
An-12 transport aircraft
Il-76 transport aircraft (20)
L-39 light attack/trainer aircraft (39)
Yak-52 trainer aircraft
Mi-24 attack helicopters (58)
Mi-6 transport helicopters
Mi-8 transport helicopters
Mi-17 transport helicopters (100)
Mi-26 transport helicopters

ALTA helicopter launcher anti-tank guided missile.

AR-8 air launched rockets

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Bayraktar  TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles. Made by Turkey

Antonov AN-BK-1 Horlytsya (or Horlysia) unmanned combat aerial vehicle
A1-C Furia (Fury) 

Peoples Drone PD-1



RAM II loitering munitions

RAM loitering munition.

Yatagan 2 loitering munition

Sokil 2 container launched unmanned aerial vehicles.

Flyeye- Polish made reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles
Warmate- Polish made loitering munitions

Tupolev Tu-141 - Large reconnaissance drone with turbojet engine

Air Defense
Buk M1

15,000 personnel

Naval and various other military facilities in the strategic Crimean peninsula, including Sevastopol were formerly leased by Russia until Neo Nazis overthrew the government of the Ukraine in 2014. The people of the Crimean peninsula voted to join Russia and Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014.

Frigates (1)
Corvettes (4)
Submarines (1)
Mine Warfare vessels (5)
Patrol Boats
Landing Ships (2)
Intelligence Ship (1)

Gyurza Class (Project 58150) armored river boats (6)
Ukrainian made. Armed with one 30mm cannon, one 14.5mm machine gun and two 7.62mm machine guns. Uses a BMP-2 and a BTR-70 gun turret. Armor can protect against 7.62mm rounds.

SS-N-14 Silex anti-ship missiles on frigates

Neptun (Neptune) anti-ship cruise missiles.

Naval Aviation
Be-12 Mail maritime patrol aircraft (6)
An-26 transport aircraft (7)
Mi-8 transport helicopters (8)
Ka-29 Helix-B assault/transport helicopters (16)
Ka-27 Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) helicopters (21)
Mi-14 Haze helicopters used for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)

73,000 personnel

T-84- Ukrainian made tanks with 125mm gun. May also be equipped with anti-tank missiles.

T-80UD tanks (Ukrainian diesel version)
T-72 tanks. In reserve. (1,302)
T-64 Bulat tanks (2,281)


BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (1,434)

BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles. Many BMP-1U or BMP-1M variant with Shkval weapon modules (1,008)

BMD-2 airborne infantry fighting vehicles

BTR-4- Ukrainian made 8x8 wheeled amphibious armored personnel carriers
BTR-3- Ukrainian made armored personnel carriers. Basic variant. 
BTR-3U- Ukrainian made BTR-3 armored personnel carriers with Shkval weapons modules

BTR-3E1- Ukrainian made BTR-3 armored personnel carriers with BM-3 Shturm weapons modules.

BTR-94 (BTR-80 with two 23mm guns)
BTR-80 armored personnel carriers (456)
BTR-70 armored personnel carriers (1,026)
BTR-60 armored personnel carriers (176)
MT-LB armored personnel carriers (2,315)
BMP-64 infantry fighting vehicle. Uses a T-64 tank chassis. Armed with a 30mm gun and PKT 7.62mm machine gun.
BMP-55 infantry fighting vehicle. Uses a T-55 tank chassis. Armed with a 12.7mm NSVT machine gun.
BMP-K-64 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle. Uses parts from the T-64 tank.

KRAZ Kuguar (Cougar) 4x4 wheeled light armored personnel carriers.

KRAZ Spartan 4x4 wheeled light armored personnel carriers.
The Cougar and the Spartan  armored vehicles are both license produced versions of those made by the Canadian company Streit Group.

BARS-6  4x4 armored personnel carrier. Ukrainian made.

BARS-8 4x4 armored personnel carrier. Ukrainian made.

Kozak-2 (Cossack 2) 4x4 armored personnel carrier. Ukrainian made.

Dozor armored vehicle. Ukrainian made.
HMMWV utility vehicles.

Fantom (Phantom)- Ukrainian made unmanned ground vehicle

Fantom 2 (Phnatom 2)- Ukranian made unmanned ground vehicle.

Ukrainian made Weapons Modules for Armored Vehicles

GROM weapons module- Equipped with a 30mm automatic cannon, 30mm automatic grenade launcher, 7.62mm machine gun, 4x 9P135M Konkurs or Baryer anti-tank missiles.

Shkval weapons module- Equipped with a 30mm automatic cannon, 7.62mm machine gun, 4x 9P135M Konkurs or Baryer anti-tank missiles. Can add a 30mm grenade launcher with the reduction of 2 anti-tank missiles.

BM-3 Shturm weapons module- Equipped with 30mm automatic cannon, 30mm automatic grenade launcher, 7.62mm machine gun, and 4x Baryer (Barrier) anti-tank missiles.

BM-7 Parus weapons module- Equipped with 30mm automatic cannon, 30mm automatic grenade launcher, 7.62mm machine gun, 4x Barrier anti-tank missiles

BDM weapons module- Equipped with 30mm automatic cannon, 30mm automatic grenade launcher, 7.62mm machine gun, and two anti-tank missiles

BAU 23x2 weapons module- Equipped with 2x 23mm automatic cannons, and a 7.62mm machine gun.

Anti-Tank Guided Missiles

FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles
Skif- Ukrainian made laser guided anti-tank guided missiles. Can be used against enemy armor or low flying helicopters.

Baryer or Bar'er (Barrier)- Ukrainian made laser guided anti-tank guided missiles.
Barrier V- Helicopter launched version of the Barrier anti-tank guided missile.
AT-14 (9M133 Kornet) anti-tank guided missiles
AT-13 Saxhorn-2 (9K115-2 Metis-M) anti-tank guided missiles
AT-5 Spandrel (9M113 Konkurs) anti-tank guided missiles
AT-4 Spigot (9M111 Fagot) anti-tank guided missiles
RK-3 Corsar light anti-tank guided missile.

Kombat- Ukrainian made laser guided anti-tank guided missiles designed to be fired from 125mm guns such as on the T-80UD tanks, T-84 tanks, T-72 tanks, and modernized T-64 tanks.

Stugna- Ukrainian made laser guided anti-tank guided missile designed to be fired from 100mm guns such as on the T-55 tank or MT-12 anti-tank gun.

Falarick 105

Falarick 90

Sokil (Falcon)- Drone reconnaissance/strike system that utilizes the Warmate loitering munition and the Flyeye reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle. Each unit includes two vehicles armed with Warmate loitering munitions and one vehicle equipped with Flyeye drones. The vehicles used are modified Kozak-2M armored vehicles.

UKR-MMS- Mobile mortar system utilizing the BARS-8 armored vehicle a 120mm automated mortar.

M120-15 Molot- Ukrainian made 120mm mortars

120-PM-43 (M1943) 120mm mortars
2S12 Sani 120mm mortars
82-BM-37 (M37) 82mm mortars
2B9 Vasilek gun/mortar
2B14 Podnos 82mm mortars
KBA-118 60mm mortars

RPG-29 anti-tank rocket launchers
RPG-22 anti-tank rocket launchers
RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers

RPO-16 Ukrainian made flame rocket launcher 

KBA-117- Ukrainian made 30mm automatic grenade launcher 

PKM machine guns
RPK light machine guns
RPK-74 machine guns
Dragunov SVD sniper rifles
AKM assault rifles
AK-74 assault rifles
TAR-21 assault rifles
Vepr assault rifles. 5.45x39mm (Ukrainian made)
Makarov PM pistols
Fort 12 pistols. 9x18mm Makarov (Ukrainian made)

OTR-21 Tochka (SS-21 Scarab) short range ballistic missiles

Grom ("Thunder") tactical ballistic missiles

Korshun ("Kite") cruise missiles

BM-30 Smerch (100)

9P140 Uragan

Verba 122mm multiple rocket launchers

BM-21 Grad 122mm multiple rocket launchers (450)

2S22 Bogdana 155mm self propelled howitzers

2S1 self propelled howitzers (638)

2S3 self propelled howitzers (501)
2S5 self propelled howitzers (24)
2S19 MSTA-S self propelled howitzers (40)

D-30 (443)

Army Aviation
Mi-24 attack helicopters (42)
Mi-17 transport helicopters (56)
Mi-26 transport helicopters (25)

Army Air Defense
9K37 Buk (SA-11 Gadfly)
S-300V1 (SA-12 Gladiator)

TOR M1 (SA-15 Gauntlet)
9K37M1-2 Buk M1-2 (SA-17 Grizzly)
9K35 Strela-10 (SA-13 Gopher)
Tunguska M1 (SA-19 Grison)
9K33 Osa (SA-8 Gecko)

S-200 (SA-5 Gammon)

9K38 Igla (SA-18 Grouse)

Nuclear Weapons
The Ukraine inherited a large nuclear arsenal after the fall of the Soviet Union. The Ukraine decided to have the weapons destroyed. This arsenal included SS-19 and SS-24 ballistic missiles.
The Ukraine had large amounts of highly enriched uranium, which the U.S. sought to buy so it wouldn't be sold on the international market.
The Ukraine also has two Uranium mining and processing plants and a heavy water plant.

Ministry of Internal Affairs
Internal Troops
33,000 personnel

Border Guard
50,000 personnel
Ukrainian Sea Guard (Coast Guard of the Ukraine which is part of the Border Guard)

Ministry of Emergency Situations
Includes the Civil Defense Force

Special Transportation Service of Ukraine

The Intelligence Department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)
Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine (SZRU)

Kremenchuk Automobile Plant (KRAZ) in Kremenchuk, Ukraine
Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (KMDB)
UkrOboronProm (UOP)
Antonov (now part of UkrOboronPro)
Yuzhnoye Design Office
Fort- Manufacturers of small arms
Azov shipyard
Black Sea shipyard
Mykolayiv shipyard

Kuznya na Rybalskomuformerly called Leninska Kuznya (LK)
Factory that produces the Gyurza armored boats and UAG-40 automatic grenade launchers. Also produce civilian vessels.

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