Which Weapons is the UK Sending to Ukraine (Video)

The UK has already given £200m in military aid to Kyiv, with a further £300m announced this week
The UK has already given £200m in military aid to Kyiv, with a further £300m announced this week

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday set out a new £300m ($375m) package of support for Kyiv's military as he saluted the resistance of Ukrainians in the face of the Russian invasion during an address to the country's parliament.

Defense Express publish a look by Forces.NET British specialized source at what military aid the UK is sending.

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Britain has now delivered more than 5,000 NLAWs and other anti-tank missiles to Ukraine / Photo credit: Defense Ministry of Ukraine

What lethal aid has the UK sent so far?

Britain began supplying arms to Ukraine in January before Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his incursion.

The UK started by sending shoulder-mounted next generation light anti-tank weapons (NLAWs) which have been credited with helping to stall Moscow's armoured units.

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A shot from NLAW anti-tank guided missile system

The UK has since intensified the effort and is one of the largest arms suppliers in Europe to Kyiv.

Britain has now delivered more than 5,000 NLAWs and other anti-tank missiles, 1,360 anti-structure munitions, five air-defence systems with more than 100 missiles, and 4.5 tonnes of plastic explosives, according to the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

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What happens to russian tank after a shot from ATGM System

Footage has also emerged of Ukrainian troops using a British Martlet, a laser-guided missile initially designed to help the Royal Navy combat swarms of small, unmanned attack boats.

The Martlet is a weapon being tested by UK troops that is yet to be fully deployed by the UK Armed Forces.

Ukrainian ground troops have also been using STARStreak surface-to-air missiles supplied by the UK to defend themselves against aerial assaults for several weeks, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace told MPs last week.

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Ukrainian Troops Used Martlet Missile Against russian UAV

What other military support has the UK provided to Ukraine?

Mr Wallace said the UK has already given some £200m in military aid to Kyiv.

The UK has also sent non-lethal equipment to Ukraine, including more than 90,000 ration packs, more than 10 pallets of medical equipment, more than 3,000 pieces of body armour, nearly 77,000 helmets and 3,000 pairs of boots, as well as communications equipment and ear defenders.

Britain is training Ukrainian troops in Poland, as well as teaching a small number of Ukrainian soldiers on home soil how to use armoured vehicles.

The UK, alongside Polish, US and international partners, has also set up an international donor co-ordination centre in Stuttgart to co-ordinate the delivery of military assistance.

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United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes Ukraine will win in the war unleashed by Russia, as the brute force of an aggressor counts for nothing against the moral force of a people determined to be free

What further military aid is the UK sending?

The UK Prime Minister on Tuesday, May 3, confirmed a new package of support worth £300m for Kyiv.

This new batch of support will include a counter battery radar system to pinpoint artillery bombarding Ukrainian cities, GPS jamming equipment, heavy lift drones to supply its forces and thousands of night vision devices.

He said that "in the coming weeks", the UK will send longer-range Brimstone anti-ship missiles to help Ukraine counter Russian warships in the Black Sea.

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Stormer HVM specs / Photo credit: The Sun

He also said the UK will send a small number of Stormer armoured vehicles, which carry STARStreak anti-aircraft missiles and are designed to provide a roving threat to Russian planes and helicopters.

The Government also announced 13 armoured vehicles will start arriving in the country's east in the coming days to evacuate civilians from besieged areas and protect officials rebuilding critical infrastructure amid ongoing Russian bombardment.

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Ridgback and Mastiff armored vehicles that serve for British army / Photo credit: UK Ministry of Defense

A £100m package of high-grade military equipment announced by Mr Johnson earlier this month includes another 5,000 anti-tank missiles and high-tech precision munitions that loiter over the battlefield until directed to their target.

The British Prime Minister also promised 120 armoured vehicles, including Mastiff six-wheel-drive patrol vehicles, and new anti-ship missile systems.

He also offered to send Challenger 2 tanks to neighbouring Poland so that Warsaw can donate its own to Ukraine.

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