British Stormer Anti-Aircraft Missile Systems Help Ukrainians Down russian Drones in Eastern Battlefield (Photo)

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British Stormer HVM anti-aircraft system is basically a StarStreak missile on a tank chassis / Open source photo
British Stormer HVM anti-aircraft system is basically a StarStreak missile on a tank chassis / Open source photo

The russian occupiers have lost five UAVs and one Su-25 attack aircraft in one day, and the British air defense system contributed to this

Earlier, we covered another news from the press service of the Joint Forces Task Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine about four russian Orlan-10 drones and one Su-25 attack aircraft shot down over the past day in Eastern Ukraine. Defense Express's expert found out an interesting detail about this news.

In fact, one of the photos accompanying the post showed the Stormer HVM short-range anti-aircraft missile system, one of six such air defense systems that Great Britain supplied to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in July 2022.

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The Stormer got on the photo
This is the first time a Stormer got on the photo in action in Ukraine / Photo credit: Joint Forces Task Force

Given that we can make an assumption that these four enemy UAVs and Su-25 were destroyed with the help of Stormer high-velocity missiles. It seems that the debut of the British air defense system turned out to be so successful that the Ukrainian missile operators decided to repeat the success and downed the fifth russian Orlan-10 the same day, and reported the success just a few hours later.

As a reminder, the Stormer HVM system is a "self-propelled version" of the StarStreak portable anti-aircraft missile, installed on the chassis of the FV101 Scorpion light tank. One Stormer HVM machine has eight launchers and 12 additional StarStreak missiles in stock, which can destroy air targets in a 7 km range at an altitude of up to 7 km.

Instead of a high-explosive warhead, StarStreak missiles use three separate sub-munitions – i.e. "darts", each of them can accelerate to Mach 3, has its own laser guidance system and a delayed action fuze.

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