France To Deliver AMX-10 RC Wheeled Tank Destroyers To Ukraine Armed Forces
On January 12, the French Minister of the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu spoke by phone along with his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov. This dialog follows Sébastien Lecornu’s journey to Kyiv on December 28 and the phone dialog of the President of the Republic with President Zelenskyy on January 4. The Minister of the Armed Forces reaffirmed France’s unwavering assist for Ukraine within the face of Russian aggression. He additionally reiterated condemnation of Russian bombing campaigns concentrating on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure. The 2 ministers mentioned the implementation of the navy support offered by France to Ukraine.
The ministers agreed that the supply of the French-made wheeled tank destroyers, AMX10-RC, the precept of which was determined throughout the assembly between President Macron and President Zelenskyy on January 4, would happen inside two months. In addition they acted on the speedy organisation of coaching for Ukrainian troopers in using these tanks. The ministers lastly made a progress report on using the particular fund of 200 million Euros arrange by France to allow Ukraine to supply itself with defence tools. Minister Reznikov additionally praised the standard of the Crotale air defence techniques just lately delivered by France and used to guard Kyiv.
The AMX-10 RC is a French armoured combating automobile manufactured by Nexter Techniques for tank destroyer functions. Equipping French cavalry items since 1981, over 240 remained in service with the French Military in 2021. 108 items have been bought to Morocco and 12 to Qatar. “RC” stands for “Roues-Canon”, which means “wheeled gun”. The automobile will be described as a wheeled tank destroyer or mild tank, being known as a “char”, which is the French phrase for tank, in French service. The AMX-10 RC is normally used for reconnaissance missions in harmful environments or for hearth assist. Since 2021, France has been step by step changing it with the EBRC Jaguar.
The AMX-10 RC is fitted with a 105/47 F2 MECA 105 mm medium-pressure gun mounted in a GIAT Industries TK 105 three-man turret. The F2 cannon fires 105×527R proprietary ammunition. The APFSDS, which makes use of the penetrator from the GIAT OFL 90 F1 mm APFSDS spherical, is able to defeating a NATO single heavy tank goal at a spread of 1,200 metres and the NATO triple heavy tank goal at a spread of two,200 metres. An ANF1 7.62 mm machine gun is mounted coaxially to the principle armament. Two electrically operated smoke grenade launchers are mounted on both sides of the turret. 38 main-gun rounds, 4,000 rounds of seven.62 mm ammunition, and 16 smoke grenades are carried.
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