​Ukrainian Military are Teached to Use NLAW Anti-Tank Systems by British Instructors

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Great Britain has sent  NLAW anti-tank missile system to Ukraine to help the country defend itself from a Russian invasion
Great Britain has sent NLAW anti-tank missile system to Ukraine to help the country defend itself from a Russian invasion

British instructors have started training the Ukrainian military to operate NLAW anti-tank missile systems. First several dozen service members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are mastering man-portable, short range fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile system provided by the British government as part of defense assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces

The training started at the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Ground Forces Academy in Lviv region on Tuesday, January 25, the director of the academy, Pavlo Tkachuk, announced on Facebook – Ukrinform is peporting.

Ukrainian military are teached to use NLAW anti-tank systems by British instructors, Defense Express
British instructors have started training the Ukrainian military to operate NLAW anti-tank missile systems / Photo credit: Pavlo Tkachuk, Facebook

"I personally attended the first lesson and talked to the instructors of the UK's training mission in Ukraine, Operation ORBITAL, who train our soldiers. I got acquainted with the tactical and technical characteristics and peculiarities of the use of these latest weapons. Very soon, the first several dozen service members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be able to effectively use these anti-tank missile systems and train other Ukrainian soldiers," Tkachuk wrote.

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Ukrainian military are teached to use NLAW anti-tank systems by British instructors, Defense Express
Pavlo Tkachuk, the director of theHetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Ground Forces Academy personally attended the first lesson to use NLAW / Photo credit: Pavlo Tkachuk, Facebook

The NLAW was developed by Saab Bofors Dynamics and Thales Air Defence in collaboration with the British Ministry of Defence in 2002.

Ukrainian military are teached to use NLAW anti-tank systems by British instructors, Defense Express
NLAW is a man-portable, short range fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile system designed for non-expert use / Photo credit: Pavlo Tkachuk, Facebook

Designed for use by infantry, the NLAW is shoulder fired and disposable, firing once before being disposed of. It is currently in use with the military forces of the United Kingdom, Finland, Luxembourg, and Sweden, among others.

Ukrainian military are teached to use NLAW anti-tank systems by British instructors, Defense Express

As Defense Express reported, UK sent 2,000 anti-tank missiles to Ukraine amid heightened tensions with Russia. Therewith a group of around 30 elite British troops arrived in Ukraine to help train the Ukrainian armed forces on new anti-tank weapons.

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