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Ukraine - Ground Forces Equipment

Systems Inventory
Type 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2014 2015 2016 2020 2025 2030
Personnel ,000 - 213 151 125 71 210 ... ... ... ... ...
Active ,000 - 64 ... ... ... ... ...
Airborne ,000 - 6 ... ... ... ... ...
Mobilized Reserves ,000 - 134 ... ... ... ... ...
MBT - 4775 3937 3784 2988 1095 ... ... ... ... ...
T-54/T-55 - 680 149 112 112 - ... ... ... ... ...
T-62 - 85 - - - - ... ... ... ... ...
T-64 - 2345 2277 2215 1611 1000 ... ... ... ... ...
T-64BM - - - - 56 85 ... ... ... ... ...
T-72 - 1320 1238 1180 1032 - ... ... ... ... ...
T-80 - 345 273 271 167 - ... ... ... ... ...
T-84 - - - 6 10 10 ... ... ... ... ...
LT TK - 5 - - - - ... ... ... ... ...
PT-76 - 5 - - - - ... ... ... ... ...
RECCE - - ~600 ~600 ~600 ~600 ... ... ... ... ...
BRDM-2 - - ~600 ~600 ~600 ~600 ... ... ... ... ...
AIFV - 3405 3078 3043 3028 3028 ... ... ... ... ...
BMP-1 - 1325 1011 1008 994 994 ... ... ... ... ...
BMP-2 - 1460 1467 1434 1434 1434 ... ... ... ... ...
BMP-3 - 6 3 4 4 2 ... ... ... ... ...
BMD-1 - 61 61 61 60 60 ... ... ... ... ...
BMD-2 - 63 78 78 78 78 ... ... ... ... ...
BRM-1K - 490 458 458 458 458 ... ... ... ... ...
APC - 2710 1782 1702 1442 1442 ... ... ... ... ...
BTR-60 - 220 202 176 136 136 ... ... ... ... ...
BTR-70 - 2000 1087 1026 857 857 ... ... ... ... ...
BTR-80 - 450 451 456 395 395 ... ... ... ... ...
BTR-D - 40 42 44 44 44 ... ... ... ... ...
BTR-4 - - - - 10 10 ... ... ... ... ...
Protected Vehicles - - - - - - ... ... ... ... ...
KrAZ Cougar - - - - - - ... ... ... ... ...
KrAZ-Fiona - - - - - - ... ... ... ... ...
KrAZ-Shrek - - - - - - ... ... ... ... ...
KrAZ-Spartan - - - - - - ... ... ... ... ...
Prime Mover - 6700 6790 6790 N/A N/A ... ... ... ... ...
MT-LB - 2000 2090 2090 N/A N/A ... ... ... ... ...
MT-LB "look-alikes" - 4700 4700 4700 N/A N/A ... ... ... ... ...
TOWED ARTY - 1095 1130 1143 1140 1140 ... ... ... ... ...
122mm D-30 - 400 437 443 443 443 ... ... ... ... ...
122mm M-30 - - - 3 2 2 ... ... ... ... ...
152mm D-20 - 220 219 216 215 215 ... ... ... ... ...
2A65 - 185 185 185 185 185 ... ... ... ... ...
2A36 - 290 289 289 287 287 ... ... ... ... ...
ML-20 - - - 7 7 7 ... ... ... ... ...
SP ARTY - 1304 1301 1298 1226 1226 ... ... ... ... ...
122mm 2S1 - 640 640 638 600 600 ... ... ... ... ...
152mm 2S3 - 500 496 496 463 463 ... ... ... ... ...
  2S5 - 24 24 24 24 24 ... ... ... ... ...
  2S19 - 40 40 40 40 40 ... ... ... ... ...
203mm 2S7 - 100 101 100 99 99 ... ... ... ... ...
COMBINED GUN/MOR - 66 64 76 69 69 ... ... ... ... ...
120mm 2S9 - 64 62 74 67 67 ... ... ... ... ...
2B16 - 2 2 2 2 2 ... ... ... ... ...
MRL - 640 603 588 554 556 ... ... ... ... ...
122mm BM-21 - 375 346 332 315 315 ... ... ... ... ...
9P138 - 25 20 20 20 20 ... ... ... ... ...
132mm BM-13 - 5 4 3 2 2 ... ... ... ... ...
220mm 9P140 - 140 139 139 137 139 ... ... ... ... ...
300mm 9A52 - 95 94 94 80 80 ... ... ... ... ...
MOR - 580 604 600 437 437 ... ... ... ... ...
120mm 2S12 - 330 346 342 318 318 ... ... ... ... ...
PM-38 - 250 257 257 119 119 ... ... ... ... ...
160mm M-160 - - 1 1 - - ... ... ... ... ...
SSM - 272 212 212 212 212 ... ... ... ... ...
Scud - 132 72 72 72 72 ... ... ... ... ...
Frog - ~50 50 50 50 50 ... ... ... ... ...
SS-21 - ~90 90 90 90 90 ... ... ... ... ...
ATGW - + + + + + ... ... ... ... ...
AT-4 Spigot - + + + + + ... ... ... ... ...
AT-5 Spandrel - + + + + + ... ... ... ... ...
AT-6 Spiral - + + + + + ... ... ... ... ...
ATK GUNS - - ~500 ~500 ~500 ~500
100mm T-12/MT-12 - - ~500 ~500 ~500 ~500 ... ... ... ... ...
AD GUNS - - ~470 ~470 ~470 ~470
30mm 2S6 SP - - 70 70 70 70 ... ... ... ... ...
57mm S-60 - - ~400 ~400 ~400 ~400 ... ... ... ... ...
SAM - + ~435 ~435 ~435 ~435 ... ... ... ... ...
SA-4 GANEF - + 100 100 100 100 ... ... ... ... ...
SA-6 GAINFUL - + - - - - ... ... ... ... ...
SA-8 GECKO - + 125 125 125 125 ... ... ... ... ...
SA-11 GADFLY - + 60 60 60 60 ... ... ... ... ...
SA-12 Gladiator - + - - - + ... ... ... ... ...
SA-13 GOPHER - - ~150 ~150 ~150 ~150 ... ... ... ... ...

Aviation

... ... ... ... ...
ATTACK HEL - 204 247 205 139 139 ... ... ... ... ...
Mi-24 - 204 247 205 139 139 ... ... ... ... ...
SPT HEL - 239 208 357 38 38 ... ... ... ... ...
Mi-2 - 14 4 - - - ... ... ... ... ...
Mi-6 - 33 31 42 - - ... ... ... ... ...
Mi-8 - 136 162 315 38 38 ... ... ... ... ...
Mi-24 - 40 - - - - ... ... ... ... ...
Mi-26 - 16 11 - - - ... ... ... ... ...

Sources: Military Periscope, The Military Balance

These numbers should be considered illustrative rather than definitive. In particular, the apparent implosion of tank and helicopter holdings in recent years strongly suggests that prior year holdings were over-estimated, and included a number of non-operational stored vehicles. By 2014 most of Ukraines tanks were in storage and will stay there.

By the time the Russians began fomenting unrest in Donbas, military detachments had begun to move eastward but a lot of equipment and vehicles were broken and old. During the course of combat operations, many vehicles were discovered to be inoperable or highly unreliable. The situation became critical. Some units of the police and local Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) in eastern Ukraine reneged on their service oaths and actively handed over weapons and administration buildings. According to the Canadian DND, through August 2014 the Ukrainian Military lost nearly 220 tanks [a quarter of the total] and more than 480 armored vehicles destroyed and damaged.




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