An ammunition depot in Ukraine's Vinnytsia region detonated late Tuesday causing huge explosions as Uragan, Smerch and Grad multiple rocket launchers were stockpiled there among other munitions.
According to the Ukrainian police, the munitions detonated at nearly 10 p.m. local time (19:00 p.m. GMT) on Tuesday. Early on Wednesday, the Ukrainian aviation authority closed airspace in a radius of 31 miles from the burning buildings.
Ukroboronprom has deployed a special fire-fighting armored vehicle, the GPM-72 to help put out the fire.
The GPM-72 is equipped with a fire fighting reservoir with a capacity of 20 tons, a modern fire pump and a mount, allowing extinguishing at the distance of up to 100 meters, a Ukroboronprom release said.
The vehicle has enhanced passability and crew protection from various types of ammunition and fire. 30-mm armor protects the rescuers, the cabin has a filter-ventilator unit and the system of pouring water over the cabin to reduce its temperature.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said Wednesday that the situation around burning ammunition depot in Ukraine's Vinnytsia region was under control, adding that Ukraine's Emergencies Service, the National Police and the Defense Ministry were working at the scene, agencies reported.
An explosion of Indian Armys new long-range ultra-light (ULH) howitzer M-777 earlier this month was due to faulty ammunition, according to a preliminary investigation. The barrel of the US-manufactured gun had exploded when it was firing ammunition on September 2 in Pokhran
Export volume of Ukroboronprom (UOP_, the Ukrainian Defence manufacturing and export agency, has touched US$1.894 billion in 2017
Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) has put the new Spectator-M unmanned aircraft system to service. Flights are carried out within the reserved airspace with help of BPAC-MP-1, unmanned aviation complexes, SBGS official website said
Ukraines state-run UkrOboronProm may obtain permission to participate in tenders for the supply of goods and services in the interests of Alliance member countries and partners within the framework of the Random Brokerage Services (RBS) program. Recently the NATO Support and Procurement Agency offered to add Ukrainian defense industry enterprises to the list of defense products manufacturers, the company said in a statement Monday
BAE Systems has developed a new suspension system for military vehicles to counter explosive impacts and is currently testing it. A prototype of the suspension system has already been constructed and tested by a team of experts and apprentices at BAE Systems as part of their response to a competition placed by the Governments Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory for an unmanned Highly Robust Ground Platform, the company said in a statement earlier this week
The US state administration plans to supply Ukraine with 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 launchers as part of $47 million defense package to enhance defensive capabilities. The announcement came a day after EU leaders agreed to extend tough economic sanctions against Moscow over its meddling in Ukraine for six months, and a week after Ottawa authorised the export of automatic weapons to the country, ABC reported quoting four State Department officials
Ukraine has sought defensive weapons from Canada similar to the $47 million US aid package approved by the US National Security Council. "The answer is definitely yes
Ukrianian company, UZDF Ukrinmash is in talks with an unnamed Middle-Eastern country to develop a new medium-range military short-off and landing tactical transport aircraft, the An-77 based on the existing An-70. The An-70 was displayed at the Dubai Air show last week where it received many inquiries from representatives in the region, a UZDF Ukrinmash release said today
Ukrainian state aircraft manufacturing company, UkrOboronProm and US-based Oriole Capital Group have reached an agreement for an investment of $150 million for mass production of An-74 aircraft at Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company. The agreement was reached during the international exhibition Dubai Airshow 2017, currently held in the United Arab Emirates, the company said in a statement Monday
Ukraine has performed the first flight of a prototype of new tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), ‘Horlytsya. "Today, the first flight tests of the operational-tactical UAV "Horlytsya", produced by the "Antonov" state enterprise, have already taken place
Weapons worth $800 million at the Ukrainian munition depots in central Vinnitsa region were destroyed due to fire. "Today, munitions worth approximately $800 million have been destroyed by fire in Kalinovka
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