Ukraine War: Starstreak, Stormer, NLAWS, Javelin and all the weapons Britain has sent to Ukraine so far

The conflict began in February when President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to invade.

Ukrainian troops have been fighting ever since to repel Russian forces.

The country received a lot of military aid from the Western world after the invasion, including weapons sent by Britain.

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Members of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces examine new weaponry, including NLAW anti-tank systems and other portable anti-tank grenade launchers, in Kyiv in March. Photo by GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images

Among the support sent by the British government are missiles, drones, helmets and more.

Here are the weapons that have been sent to Ukraine from Britain so far:

Stormer high-speed missile launchers

Britain sent a number of Stormer High Velocity Missile (HVM) launchers from Royal Artillery units based at Baker Barracks on Thorney Island in Ukraine.

The multi-purpose weapon systems are capable of combat acceleration to 50 mph and can fire 17 Starstreak missiles to bombard low-flying jets and helicopters.

starstreak

The state-of-the-art Starstreak air defense system was part of a package sent from Britain to Ukraine earlier this month.

It was part of a £100million support package announced by the government in early April.

Starstreak is an anti-aircraft weapon and fires supersonic missiles.

NLAW

NLAW weapons (Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapon) have been sent to Ukraine by Great Britain since the beginning of the war.

NLAWs were particularly effective in assisting Ukrainian troops in destroying Russian tanks during the invasion.

The New York Times reported in early March that Britain had sent more than 4,200 NLAWs to Ukraine by that time.

An additional 800 NLAWs were included in the £100m support package announced earlier in April.

Javelin Missiles

As part of the £100million support package announced by the British government this month, additional Javelin missiles have been donated to Ukrainian troops.

Javelin missiles were used by British troops during the Falklands War 40 years ago.

Wandering ammo

Additional stray munitions – a type of unmanned aerial vehicle – have also been sent by the UK government to the Ukrainian military as part of the support package announced earlier in April.

What else did the UK send to Ukraine?

Britain also sent body armor, helmets, boots, earmuffs, night vision goggles and more.

Chester T. Johnson