The RAF Of Britain Is Flying From Pakistan To Ukraine To Transfer Munitions
- Another tweet from the Pakistan Ordnance Factory stated that it also produces small arms ammunition for standard-issue weapons used by the Ukrainian military.
- According to the report, Pakistan also possesses more than 320 Ukrainian T-80UD tanks in service with a fully formed ecosystem for their upkeep, use, ammunition, and spare parts.
Since the beginning of this month, the British Royal Air Force has been flying almost everyday with a C-17 Globemaster heavy load aircraft from Romania to an airbase in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi, according to data from flight tracking websites.
According to those with knowledge of the situation, the flights were reportedly part of a mission to support Ukraine. The type of equipment being transported by the enormous RAF aircraft was not immediately apparent. Up to 77,000 kg of cargo can be transported on the Globemaster.
The flights were originally discovered by social media accounts utilising open-source intelligence, such as aircraft monitoring websites, via the RAF’s Akrotiri base on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The RAF’s Boeing C-17A Globemaster III with the call sign “ZZ173” was used for the missions.
No official statement has been made regarding these flights, which have been monitored since at least August 6, by authorities in Pakistan, Romania, or Britain. Tuesday’s flight from Cyprus to the Nur Khan airfield in Rawalpindi by the same Globamaster aircraft was tracked in Pakistani airspace.
The flight monitoring websites revealed that the RAF flights avoided Iran’s and Afghanistan’s airspace by flying through the airspace of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Oman before landing in Pakistan.
After Russia invaded the nation of Ukraine in February, the British government, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has been at the forefront of attempts to support the Ukrainian military.
At 33,000 feet and 463 knots, a Royal Air Force C-17A Globemaster III with serial number ZZ176 is currently flying over Quetta in Pakistani territory. flying from Nur Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi to the RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. The RAF Akrotiri to RAF Brize Norton in the UK and then to Poland are earlier flights.
The majority of Ukrainian big artillery weapons fire 155mm rounds, according to a post made by Twitter user The Intel Consortium, who goes by the handle @INTELPSF. “Ukrainian warplanners claim that 155mm artillery ammo is the best assistance they can receive. It was just delivered by the US to Ukraine in 75,000 rounds. Pakistan Ordinance Factory is the other manufacturer of the munitions, it said in a tweet.
Additionally, Pakistan operates more than 320 Ukrainian T-80UD tanks and has a fully formed ecosystem for their upkeep, use, ammunition, and spare parts.
Additionally, Pakistan Ordnance Factory produces small-caliber ammunition for weapons used by the Ukrainian military as standard issue.
According to the report, Pakistan also possesses more than 320 Ukrainian T-80UD tanks in service with a fully formed ecosystem for their upkeep, use, ammunition, and spare parts.
Another tweet from the Pakistan Ordnance Factory stated that it also produces small arms ammunition for standard-issue weapons used by the Ukrainian military.
Due to the strong military connections between Pakistan and Ukraine, Islamabad has been sending envoys who are former military personnel to Kiev for more than ten years.