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Anti-Ship Missiles, Drones, and Radars: The UK Is Sending an Arsenal to Ukraine

Missiles MBDA Brimstone
Missiles MBDA Brimstone

Military aid continues to flow into Ukraine. The United Kingdom stepped up again and provided the Ukrainian military with an additional package of weapon systems worth $375 million. 

Anti-Ship Missiles, Drones, and Radars 

The latest military aid package included Brimstone anti-ship missiles, Stormer anti-aircraft vehicles, counter-artillery radars, unmanned aerial systems, and thousands of night vision devices. 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the latest security aid package during a speech to the Ukrainian parliament. 

“In January of course– just before Putin launched his onslaught – we sent you planeloads of anti-tank missiles, the NLAWS which I think have become popular in Kyiv, and we have intensified that vital effort, working with dozens of countries, helping to coordinate this ever- bigger supply line, dispatching thousands of weapons of many kinds, including tanks now and armoured vehicles,” Johnson said.

Thus far, the U.K. has provided Ukraine with more than 5,000 anti-tank missiles, five air defense systems with more than 100 missiles, 1,360 anti-structure munitions, and 4.5 tonnes of plastic explosives. 

“In the coming weeks, we in the UK will send you Brimstone anti-ship missiles and Stormer anti-aircraft systems. We are providing armoured vehicles to evacuate civilians from areas under attack and protect officials – what Volodymyr mentioned to me in our most recent call – while they maintain critical infrastructure. And I can announce today from the UK government a new package of support totalling £300 million, including radars to pinpoint the artillery bombarding your cities, heavy lift drones to supply your forces, and thousands of night vision devices,” the British prime minister said in his address to the Ukrainian lawmakers. 

“We’ll Fight Them On the Beaches” 

On Tuesday, the British prime minister addressed the Ukrainian parliament. Johnson used his rhetorical flair to the maximum and, at times, resembled his hero Sir Winston Churchill

“Here in the UK, in my country, you will see Ukrainian flags flying from church spires and in shop windows. You see Ukrainian ribbons on the lapels of people up and down the country. There are many reasons your country has evoked such astonishing sympathy in the British people,” the British prime minister stated.  

Johnson was brutally direct and his eloquence. He didn’t pull any punches and described what this war is all about. 

Tanks in Ukraine

Tanks from Ukraine’s Army in combat. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

“It is a conflict that has no moral ambiguities or no grey areas. This is about the right of Ukrainians to protect themselves against Putin’s violent and murderous aggression. It is about Ukraine’s right to independence and national self-determination, against Putin’s deranged imperialist revanchism. It is about Ukrainian democracy against Putin’s tyranny. It is about freedom versus oppression. It is about right versus wrong. It is about good versus evil. And that is why Ukraine must win. And when we look at the heroism of the Ukrainian people and the bravery of your leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy – we know that Ukraine will win. And we in the UK will do everything we can to restore a free sovereign and independent Ukraine,” Johnson said.

1945’s New Defense and National Security Columnist, Stavros Atlamazoglou is a seasoned defense journalist specializing in special operations, a Hellenic Army veteran (national service with the 575th Marine Battalion and Army HQ), and a Johns Hopkins University graduate. His work has been featured in Business InsiderSandboxx, and SOFREP.

1945’s Defense and National Security Columnist, Stavros Atlamazoglou is a seasoned defense journalist with specialized expertise in special operations, a Hellenic Army veteran (national service with the 575th Marine Battalion and Army HQ), and a Johns Hopkins University graduate. His work has been featured in Business Insider, Sandboxx, and SOFREP.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Alex

    May 5, 2022 at 8:38 am

    Recently, a Russian journalist returned to Moscow with nlaw. This is not surprising, because 40% of British and American equipment is taken by the Donbas militia, another 40% is destroyed in warehouses by Russian missiles and the remaining 20% is in the hands of Banner Nazis, who can sometimes even shoot themselves.

    • Brian

      May 5, 2022 at 8:59 am

      40% taken by Donbas militia, 40% destroyed and 20% is in the hands of the tiny tiny number of Ukrainian defenders who could legitimately be called Nazi’s right?

      I guess either these Nazi’s are superhuman, can carry a hundred of these at once and are responsible for dozens of kills each – or maybe you are right, the non-Nazi Ukrainian forces don’t have any anti-tank weaponry and the thousands of Russian armoured vehicles that have been destroyed actually just self-destructed – or maybe the Russians shot their own vehicles?

      • mcswell

        May 5, 2022 at 11:38 am

        Brian, you say “maybe the Russians shot their own vehicles.” There actually is a recording of a Russian soldier calling home to his parents, which you can probably find on the web. He says of the ten tanks his unit started with, nine had been destroyed in action (and their crews presumably died). The Russians took it on themselves to disable the tenth tank, so they would have a reason to retreat back behind the front lines.

  2. deng frosch

    May 5, 2022 at 9:19 am

    UK citizens should be proud their government is supporting Ukraine but the world should do much more to help Ukraine stand against leftist tyranny in Russia.

    Ukraine needs tens of thousands of missles. When Russian cities are bombed daily like Ukrainian cities the war will end.

  3. CK

    May 5, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Here we see another predictable tactic – claiming most of the weaponry we send over there either ends up destroyed or captured. Every article that mentions our weaponry is greeted with the same line of attack by the Kremlin trolls.

    The internet is simple – stop the shipment of weaponry. This is actually good news – if they weren’t worried about it, they wouldn’t want us to be sending them in the first place.

    The internet is awash with example of said weaponry destroying Russian personnel and materiel and – contrary to what they are claiming – almost non-existent with evidence supporting the claim of mass captures and destruction.

    The louder their lies become, the more we know they are afraid!

    • CK

      May 5, 2022 at 9:29 am

      *intent

  4. Alex

    May 5, 2022 at 11:52 am

    If the Bandera Nazis and Russophobes are on fire, it means that their lies and propaganda do not work. It doesn’t matter how I feel about the Russians, but we follow the rule: the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
    We watch with pleasure how Ukrainians of Donbass and Russian soldiers destroy Bandera Nazis and mercenaries.

    • CK

      May 5, 2022 at 6:56 pm

      The only thing on fire right now Alex is Sveta’s asshole, and for reasons entirely unrelated to yourself my cuckold friend.

  5. CK

    May 6, 2022 at 7:32 am

    You know what else is on fire? The Russian Frigate Admiral Makarov! You guys lose another one? Really? In a land war? Against an enemy without a navy?

    Are you guys actually trying? 😀 😀 😀

  6. Alex

    May 6, 2022 at 9:36 am

    And now let’s hear the truth, not Bandera’s Nazi fakes:
    The Bandera Nazis of Ukraine rejoiced that they had arrested the Ukrainian independent journalist Anatoly Shariy in Spain. Anatoly Shariy moved his member on the lips of the Bandera Nazis and is already at large! This is democracy in Europe, and not lawlessness like you have in impoverished Ukraine, Bandera pigs 🙂

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