Britain will send Stormer armoured Missiles to Ukraine

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According to reports, Britain will send Stormer missiles from its armoured fleet to Ukraine in order to destroy Vladimir Putin’s plane.

The Sun reports that Britain will soon send its Stormer High Velocity Missiles (HVM) launchers. Two weeks ago, the Ministry of Defence demonstrated them to Ukrainians at Salisbury Plain in southern England.

It is believed that the 13-tonne vehicles are possible to be flown to war using C-17 transport aircrafts in days.

This is the news as Putin’s war machine launches a new phase with a large-scale offensive to seize control of the Donbas, an area dominated by Russian speakers.



President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had appealed to Boris Johnson for more help to fight Russia
Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine had appealed for more support to defeat Russia to Boris Johnson

Volodymyr Zelesky, President of Ukraine, had begged for greater firepower. He has now been granted his wish.

Dr Alan Mendoza, of security think tank the Henry Jackson Society, told the Sun: “These vehicles are the best kit yet sent to Ukraine and will leave Russian pilots quaking.

Dr Mendoza said that Britain warns Russia about its aggression “will no longer be tolerated”.

He said: “The UK should wear Putin’s inevitable angry and overblown reaction to this as a badge of pride.”

But Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of British troops in Afghanistan, told the paper that UK’s major boost to Ukraine’s forces risks further angering Moscow, with the threat of retaliation coming in the form of “cyber attacks, sabotage, assassination or other covert attacks for which his intelligence services have proven capability, including in the UK.”



Stormer vehicle fring a Starstreak High Velocity Missile (HVM) in Alberta, Canada
Stormer vehicle in a Starstreak High Velocity Missiles (HVM), Alberta, Canada

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The Stormer, manufactured by BAE Systems, requires only three people to operate and can use Starstreak missiles to destroy low-flying aircraft. Pilots will be scared of low-level attacks and are able to use Starstreak to do the same.

Liz Truss, Foreign Secretary, stated earlier this month that the UK was “stepping up”She was supplying arms as she met with her counterparts from NATO in Brussels to listen to the requests of Ukraine for more weapons.

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday approved $800million (£610m) in military assistance for Ukraine, including artillery and helicopters, to bolster its defences against the expected Russian offensive in the country’s east.

On Saturday afternoon Mr Johnson spoke to Mr Zelensky, and a spokesperson from Downing Street stated: “The Prime Minister paid tribute to the bravery of Ukrainian forces who continue to valiantly defend their country’s freedom.”