Sweden to provide Ukraine with AG 90 anti-materiel sniper rifles, AT4 anti-tank weapons

Sweden to provide Ukraine with AG 90 anti-materiel sniper rifles, AT4 anti-tank weapons

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Sweden will provide Ukraine with AG 90 anti-materiel sniper rifles and ammunition, and an additional 5,000 Swedish AT4 recoilless anti-tank weapons.

That’s according to Army Recognition, Ukrinform reports.

“The Government proposes that Sweden donate additional defense material to Ukraine in the form of the RBS 17 anti-ship missile system, AG 90 anti-materiel sniper rifles and ammunition, and an additional 5 000 Swedish AT4 recoilless anti-tank weapons,” the defense ministry’s statement reads.

Sweden also intends to contribute SEK 60 million to the fund set up by NATO intended to support the Ukrainian armed forces.

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Earlier this spring, Sweden donated around EUR48 million to the National Bank of Ukraine’s special fundraising account to support the country’s armed forces. The Government now proposes that Sweden make an additional financial contribution of EUR55 million to the fund.

“This support will help strengthen Ukraine’s ability to fight Russia’s aggression at a critical time,” the statement reads.

In terms of weapons, since the beginning of the war, Sweden has already delivered 10,000 AT4 anti-tank weapons. The AT4 is a series of 84 mm unguided rocket, man-portable, single-shot, disposable, recoilless smoothbore anti-tank weapons manufactured by the Swedish company Saab Bofors Dynamics.

The AT4 can be operated by a single soldier and depending on the rocket model, it has a firing from 200 to 600 m and can penetrate armor up to 460 mm.

The AG 90 is the Swedish designation of the American Barrett M82 12.7mm anti-materiel sniper rifle. The maximum effective range is around 1.8 km.


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