UK to Send Stormer HVM Combat Vehicles to Ukraine

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Stormer HVM anti-aircraft armored missile launcher / Photo credit: Mike Weston/Army
Stormer HVM anti-aircraft armored missile launcher / Photo credit: Mike Weston/Army

Due to continuous russia’s aerial assault including strategic aviation in Mariupol alongside with close air enemy support in other “hot spots” of Ukraine UK will send needed Starstreak carrier Stormer HVM anti-aircraft missile launcher to fight russia back

One of the main threats for Ukraine along with artillery fire enemy’s aerial attacks remain a big problem to be solved. Little by little the military aid becomes bigger and heavier.

This was reported by Bloomberg, citing own sources from the Ministry of Defense of the UK, Ukraine will get Stormer HVM Anti-Aircraft Armored Missile Launcher.

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Bloomberg’s sources say the UK MoD showed off the Stormers’ punch to Ukrainians at a display on Salisbury Plain two weeks ago.

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Stormer HVM specs / Photo credit: The Sun

Even though Stormer HVM is over 40 years old, its specs visibly overcome of the older Soviet-era Osa (Operational range 650 km vs 30 km respectively), which is in service in Ukraine and being used in the war against russia’s aerial targets.

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Soviet Osa short-range tactical surface-to-air missile system, illustrative specifications / Open source photo

The deployment of “a handful of Stormers” alongside 120 personnel carriers already pledged marks a significant increase in heavy weaponry from Britain.

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Stormer HVM / Photo credit: Military-Today.com

A source said: “It is no secret that the UK has committed to helping Ukraine with its anti-air capabilities.

The Stormer vehicle launches Starstreak anti-aircraft missiles which can be used to target planes and helicopters.

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Stormer HVM Combat Vehicle / Open soure photo

The provision of Stormers - reported by The Sun, siting own sources - has not yet been officially confirmed, but Defence Secretary Ben Wallace is expected to update MPs this week.

Experts call Stormer HVM the best military aid ever sent so far.

As Defense Express reported Czech Dana-M2 self-propelled gun earlier tested in Ukraine is already destroying the russian occupiers.

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