Ukraine Ambassador Visits NP Aerospace to Present Frontline ArtArmor Initiative
- Date: 12th July 2023
- Company: NP Aerospace
Ambassador Vadym Prystaiko of Ukraine in the UK is set to visit NP Aerospace in Coventry on 10th July to thank staff responsible for manufacturing life-saving armour to support the frontline and to present a significant art initiative (pictured above) which aims to raise funds for charity.
Since 2022, with the support of NATO Governments, NP Aerospace has delivered and is on contract for over 90,000 sets of body armour plates. In addition, more than 86,000 NP Aerospace helmets and 80 Mastiff and Wolfhound Mine Protected Vehicles have been delivered in support of the Ukrainian effort, along with extensive demining and EOD equipment.
The ArtArmor initiative entitled ‘Spiritual Custom’ was set up by Ukrainian MP Alex Kovalchuk to highlight the importance of life-saving military support from around the world. The artist involved has painted several NP Aerospace plates which have saved the lives of Ukrainians since the conflict started. Each plate was shot and did its job by stopping the bullets from penetrating, saving the life of the Ukrainian soldier wearing them.
The remaining painted plates are due to be auctioned for charity and will be showcased to more than 100 staff in Coventry who have worked on armour developments to support Ukraine, in conjunction with NP Aerospace global employees in North America. NP Aerospace will be donating replacement armour plates during the Ambassador’s visit to the facility.