Canadian donations and military support to Ukraine

Military Donations

Since the beginning of 2022, Canada has committed $4 billion in military assistance to Ukraine. This funding will allow Canada to deliver military assistance to Ukraine through to 2029.

We continue to actively look at what more we can do to support Ukraine. Minister Blair remains in close contact with Ukrainian officials through the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, and on a bilateral basis.

We deeply admire the bravery and courage of Ukrainians who are fighting to defend their independence and freedom, and we will continue to work closely with our Allies and partners to help Ukraine defend its sovereignty and security.

Tables: Military Donations

Donations are listed in alphabetical order. Some donations have been grouped by full capability; for example, small arms and its associated ammunition are grouped together under the small arms category.

1. Air Defence

Air Defence Consortium

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

September 17, 2023

Delivered

N/A

Canada has contributed $33 million to the United Kingdom-led partnership delivering high priority air defence equipment to Ukraine.

Air defence missiles

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

March 15, 2023

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has donated 12 AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs).

May 25, 2023

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has donated 43 AIM-9 missiles. This donation will help Ukraine to secure its skies in the face of ongoing Russian attacks.

June 10, 2023

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has donated over 250 AIM-7 missiles to be repurposed in the United States for use in air defence systems, which will support Ukraine in its efforts to defend its skies.

National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) and associated missiles

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

January 10, 2023

In progress

Sourced from the United States government

A National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) and associated munitions have been purchased from the United States to donate to Ukraine, at a total cost of $406 million.

The United States will deliver the system on Canada's behalf, and updates on delivery will be provided in due course.

As other NASAM systems are already fielded in Ukraine with trained operators, any required training will be conducted by Ukrainian operators.

2. Ammunition

155mm ammunition

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

April 22, 2022

May 24, 2022

February 24, 2023

March 15, 2023

October 11, 2023

Delivered

CAF inventory and sourced from the United States government

Canada has donated approximately 40,000 rounds of 155mm ammunition, valued at approximately $60 million.

This includes:

  • 20,000 rounds sourced from the United States, delivered in September 2022;
  • 5,000 rounds from CAF inventory, delivered in October-November 2022;
  • 5,000 rounds from CAF inventory, delivered in June 2023;
  • 8,000 rounds from CAF inventory, delivered in October 2023; and,
  • 2,000 rounds from CAF inventory.

105mm ammunition

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

March 15, 2023

June 10, 2023

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has provided Ukraine with over 10,000 rounds of 105mm ammunition. This includes approximately 1,800 rounds to support the donation of Leopard 1 tanks announced by Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands.

76mm naval ammunition

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

October 11, 2023

In progress

CAF inventory

Canada will be donating various types of 76mm naval ammunition.

Large Caliber Rounds

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

March 19,2024

In progress

Investment through the Canada-Czechia Defence Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding, signed in February 2024

Canada has committed over $40 million to Czechia’s initiative to purchase several thousand rounds of artillery ammunition for Ukraine.

Smoke ammunition

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

October 11, 2023

In progress

CAF inventory

Canada will be donating 955 rounds of 155mm artillery smoke and over 2,000 rounds of 81mm mortar smoke.

Aircraft bombs

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

October 11, 2023

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has donated 277 1,000-pound aircraft bombs and associated fuse assemblies.

3. Artillery

M777 Howitzer Systems, spare parts, and sustainment

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

April 22, 2022

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has donated four M777 Howitzers. CAF members also provided training to Ukrainian Forces on the use of M777 Howitzers in spring 2022, in a third location outside of Ukraine.

June 15, 2022

Delivered

Sourced from United States government

Canada donated 10 replacement barrels for the sustainment of M777 howitzer artillery guns. This donation is valued at approximately $9 million.

4. Capability Coalitions

Air Force Capability Coalition

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

June 10, 2023

In progress

N/A

In support of the F-16 Coalition, now nestled under the Air Force Capability Coalition, Canada is providing civilian instructors, planes, and support staff contracted from Montreal-based Top Aces Inc. to contribute to Denmark and France's efforts to train pilots and maintain and support Ukraine's F-16s.

Canada is also providing English language training to Ukrainian Air Force personnel at the Canadian Forces Language School.

February 14, 2024

Funds transferred

N/A

Canada will make a new contribution of $60 million to the Ukraine Defense Contact Group Air Force Capability Coalition. This donation will support the setup of a sustainable F-16 fighter aircraft capability in Ukraine. Specifically, the funds will help source vitally needed F-16 supplies and equipment such as spare parts, weapons stations, avionics, and ammunition.

Drone Capability Coalition

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

March 7, 2024

In progress

N/A

Canada committed to joining the Ukraine Defence Contact Group's Drone Capability Coalition, co-led by Latvia and the United Kingdom. As a member of the Capability Coalition, Canada will continue to look for ways to boost Ukraine's drone capabilities.

5. Field Equipment and Clothing

Gas masks

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

October 11, 2023

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has donated 2,260 gas masks.

Night Vision Devices

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

March 19, 2024

In progress

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Canada has donated 140 Moskito thermal imager units.

The CCC procured these units from Twenty20 Insight Inc.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

February 4, 2022

February 28, 2022

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) and from CAF inventory

Canada has donated a range of non-lethal equipment.

This includes more than 10,800 pieces of personal protective equipment such as ballistic helmets, night vision wear, gas masks and body armour, totaling more than $15 million. This also includes medical supplies and nuclear protective equipment.

Other PPE such as fragmentation vests and helmets have been provided from CAF inventory.

Winter clothing and gear

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

October 12, 2022

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) and from CAF inventory

Canada has donated 400,000 pieces of winter clothing, sourced from Canadian companies, valued at $15 million.

This critical winter equipment includes jackets, pants, boots, gloves, and parkas.

An additional 100,000 pieces were sourced from CAF inventory.

November 16, 2022

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) and from CAF inventory

Canada has provided winter gear including portable heaters, thermal blankets and sleeping bags sourced from Canadian companies, valued at up to $10 million.

October 11, 2023

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Canada will donate $25 million worth of winter clothing and equipment to Ukraine. This includes boots, thermal layers, and winter sleeping bags. This also includes patterned military uniforms for 2,000 female Armed Forces of Ukraine soldiers, which will be manufactured in Canada.

6. Imagery

Commercial satellite imagery

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

March 3, 2022

Delivered

N/A

Canada has contributed $1 million dollars towards the purchase of commercial satellite high resolution and modern imagery.

May 8, 2022

Delivered

N/A

Canada has donated $15 million of high-resolution satellite imagery.

November 16, 2022

Delivered

N/A

Canada has provided approximately $5 million to continue providing critical satellite imagery.

7. Infrastructure

Satellite communications service

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

October 12, 2022

In progress

Government of Canada and industry

Canada has contributed approximately $2 million to a joint project between the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, the Communications Security Establishment, and Telesat. This project provides dedicated and reliable satellite communications services to the Ukraine government and non-government partners, including critical infrastructure.

9. Individual Meal Packs

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

March 1, 2022

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has donated more than 640,000 individual meal packs.

8. Maritime

Multirole boats

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

January 23, 2024

In progress

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Canada will be donating 10 Multirole Boats sourced from Zodiac Hurricane Technologies, valued at approximately $20 million.

These multi-engine Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) will assist Ukraine in various maritime operations including search and rescue, troop and cargo transport, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Each boat will come with a sophisticated sensor, navigation, and communications system. This donation includes the provision of commercially contracted training for Ukrainian operators, as well as trailers and spare parts.

10. Multilateral Initiatives

NATO Ukraine Comprehensive Assistance Package (CAP) Trust Fund

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

April 21, 2023

Delivered

Purchased

Canada will be contributing $34.6 to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ukraine Comprehensive Assistance Package (CAP) Trust Fund. This donation will:

  • enable the implementation of the NATO CAP fuel material project, which will provide Ukraine with 3.3 million litres of much-needed fuel supplies;
  • enable the implementation of the NATO CAP Improved Ribbon Bridge project – which will provide Ukraine with modular floatation bridge assets to enable wet-gap crossing; and
  • provide a first contribution to the NATO CAP medical first aid kits project.

July 12, 2023

Delivered

Purchased

Through Global Affairs Canada's contributions to NATO, an additional $48.8 million has been transferred to the CAP Trust Fund for Ukraine, supporting NATO's provision of non-lethal practical assistance and defence capacity building.

11. Tanks

Armoured Recovery Vehicle

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

February 24, 2023

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has donated one armoured recovery vehicle.

Leopard 2A4 Main Battle Tanks

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

January 26, 2023

February 24, 2023

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has donated 8 Leopard 2 main battle tanks (A4 variants), including spare parts, ammunition, and training, in concert with key allies.

These tanks were sourced from Edmonton, Alberta, and Gagetown, New Brunswick.

The Leopard 2A4 is equipped with a 120mm main gun with an effective range of 4 km, making it a mobile, powerful, and precise capability that allows an army to meet an adversary head on with superior firepower.

An initial allotment of 120mm ammunition, sourced from existing CAF stocks, was provided as part of this donation. Donor nations are working together to address sustainment and spare parts.

All 8 tanks were delivered via Royal Canadian Air Force CC-177 Globemaster III.

From February to October 2023, CAF soldiers, working alongside multinational partners, trained approximately 190 members of the AFU on the fundamentals of the Leopard 2 tanks.

Leopard 2 Tank Maintenance Centre

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

June 10, 2023

Delivered

N/A

Canada has contributed $30 million to the Leopard 2 Tank Maintenance Centre in Poland set up to support the maintenance and sustainment of Leopard 2 tanks donated by allies and partners to Ukraine.

12. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones)

High-resolution drone cameras

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

May 8, 2022

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Canada has donated 18 drone cameras, including in-service support and repair from L3 Wescam.

June 30, 2022

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Canada has donated an additional six drone cameras.

October 12, 2022

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Canada has donated additional specialized drone cameras, valued at $15.3 million.

November 16, 2022

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Canada has donated more than $18 million for additional, high-resolution drone cameras.

September 22, 2023

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Canada will provide 35 high-resolution drone cameras and in-service support, valued at $76 million.

Multi-mission Unmanned Aerial Systems

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

February 19, 2024

In progress

Procured by the Canadian Commercial

Corporation (CCC)

Canada will be donating more than 800 SkyRanger R70 multi-mission Unmanned Aerial Systems to Ukraine.

13. Vehicles

Commercial pattern vehicles

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

April 26, 2022

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial

Corporation (CCC)

Canada has donated 8 armoured vehicles purchased from Roshel for Ukraine. These were delivered in May 2022.

January 18, 2023

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial

Corporation (CCC)

Canada has donated 200 additional Senator commercial pattern armoured vehicles to Ukraine, valued at over $92 million.

Senators are security task vehicles that are easily maneuverable and adaptable. The vehicles offer state-of-the-art, best-in-class technology and weapons can easily be mounted on them. These vehicles allow for the safe transport of personnel and equipment, and medical evacuations. The vehicles' armour will help shield troops when they are unable to avoid danger.

Roshel was responsible for delivering the vehicles to Ukraine, which was completed in summer 2023.

Military pattern vehicles

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

June 30, 2022

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial

Corporation (CCC)

Canada has donated 39 ACSVs, including add-on armour, a radio communication system, as well as in-service support including spare parts, maintenance services, technical manuals, and training. This donation package is valued at approximately $245 million.

The specific variant is the Troop Cargo Vehicle (TCV).

Training for Ukrainian forces began on October 10, 2022.

The CCC procured the vehicles from General Dynamics Land Systems Canada. GDLS-C also provided operator and maintenance training to the AFU to support this donation.

Canada continues to provide in-service support for the vehicles.

September 22, 2023

In progress

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Canada is investing $650 million over three years to supply Ukraine with 50 armoured vehicles, a portion of which includes armoured medical evacuation vehicles.

14. Weaponry

Anti-Armour – Carl Gustaf M2 recoilless rifles and ammunition

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

March 3, 2022

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has donated Canada donated approximately 100 anti-armour weapons systems – Carl Gustaf M2 recoilless rifles, as well as related accessories and scopes. This also includes more than 3,000 rounds of 84mm ammunition.

The 84mm Carl Gustaf (Carl G) anti-armour system employed by the Canadian Army uses rocket-assisted projectiles and is normally operated by a two-person team.

April 22, 2022

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has provided Ukraine with a significant number of additional Carl Gustaf anti-armour ammunition.

Rocket launchers and hand grenades

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

March 3, 2022

Delivered

CAF inventory

Canada has donated approximately 4,200 M72A5-C1 rocket launchers. These are High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) Self Contained Weapons.

Canada has also donated over 7,000 C13 hand grenades.

This donation is valued at more than $7 million.

Small arms and ammunition

Announcement Date

Status

Source

Details

February 14, 2022

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation and from CAF inventory

Canada has donated more than $10 million worth of small arms and ammunition as well as other munitions, including:

  • 78 medium and heavy calibre sniper rifles and ammunition – some from CAF inventory and some procured by the CCC
  • More than 200 machine guns from CAF inventory – both light (C9) and medium (C6) machine guns
  • 600 Glock pistols from CAF inventory
  • 7,000 anti-tank rockets from CAF inventory
  • 700 carbines from CAF inventory
  • Over 1.5 million rounds of ammunition from CAF inventory

This donation also includes various related equipment such as accessories and cleaning kits.

April 11, 2023

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Canada has donated additional small arms and ammunition to Ukraine, sourced from Colt Canada, valued at approximately $59 million. This package includes 21,000 5.56mm assault rifles, 38 7.62mm machine guns, and over 2.4 million rounds of ammunition to support these weapons as well as small arms already in use by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Accessories and spare parts for these small arms are also included.

April 21, 2023

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Canada has donated 40 sniper systems (.50 cal) with ammunition, spare parts, and accessories, sourced from Prairie Gun Works Defence Technologies. This donation is valued at approximately $2.5 million.

November 24, 2023

Delivered

Procured by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Canada is donating additional small arms and ammunition to Ukraine, valued at over $60 million, sourced from Colt Canada. The package is part of the $500 million in funding for military assistance announced in June 2023, and includes almost 11,000 assault rifles and machine guns, along with over 9 million rounds of associated ammunition.

**Disclaimer: Disclaimer: this content was last updated on April 12, 2024. Please note that some details may change between updates.

Operational Support

Canada and Ukraine are close partners with a long-standing defence relationship. Operation (Op) UNIFIER, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) military training and capacity building mission in Ukraine, was launched in 2015 at the request of the Ukrainian government, and in 2023, was expanded and extended until March 2026.

Since the start of Op UNIFIER, the CAF has trained approximately 40,000 Ukrainian military and security personnel in battlefield tactics and advanced military skills. As the mission progressed, much of the direct training undertaken by CAF members transitioned to members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with Canadians acting as advisors and mentors as well as assisting in the development of courses.

Over 300 CAF members are now deployed under Op UNIFER in various roles such as the provision and coordination of training, national command support, and the facilitation and delivery of military donations to Ukraine in coordination with Allies and Partners.

Canada's military contributions, including training, equipment, and transport, have been integral in Ukraine's counter offensive to-date, and we will continue to provide Ukraine with the support it needs to defend its sovereignty, freedom, and independence.

Since the invasion in February 2022, this has included:

Table: Military Operational Support

Operation Number of Personnel Details
Operation UNIFIER – UK Approx. 170 personnel

Recruit Training

  • Since late August 2022, two cohorts of trainers with a command and control element have been deployed to the UK, training Ukrainian recruits, in collaboration with the UK’s Operation INTERFLEX.
  • The Canadian-led courses last several weeks and focus on such topics as weapons handling, battlefield first aid, fieldcraft, patrol tactics, and the Law of Armed Conflict.
  • To date, CAF personnel deployed in the UK have trained over 4,000 recruits of the AFU.
Operation UNIFIER - Poland Approx. 50 CAF personnel

Combat Engineer Training

  • Since late November 2022, CAF Combat Engineers have been instructing Ukrainian sappers on basic and advanced engineering skills, such as engineering reconnaissance, obstacle breaching and demining operations.
  • To date, CAF personnel have trained over 1,200 Ukrainian sappers.
12 CAF Medical Technicians and Medical Assistants

Combat Medic Training

  • Since early March 2023, CAF members have been training AFU members as part of Polish-led medical training centered on advanced tactical medical skills and combat survivability.
  • To date, the CAF has trained has trained over 200 members of the AFU.
Operation UNIFIER-Latvia Approx. 12

Junior Officer Leadership Development Training

  • In mid-May 2023, Canadian Armed Forces and Latvian National Armed Forces members began training members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as part of a jointly developed program to train combat leaders, with approximately 300 receiving training so far.

**Disclaimer: this content was last updated on February 28, 2024. Please note that some details may change between updates.

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