Western military aid like that from NATO nations is having a significant impact on the war in Ukraine.
Putin’s forces have not been able to make significant progress in months as billions of dollars in weapons pour into the battlefield.
And what might be worst of all for Russia – the flow of arms is only increasing by the second.
Russian Drone Annihalted in Mid-Air –
The video shows footage recorded from the ground and the view from the operator’s computer.
“Uncommon footage of the successful use of a [British] Stormer HVM short range SAM system in the vicinity of Avdiivka, #Donetsk Oblast,” the post reads.
“A Russian reconnaissance UAV is shot down, most likely using the LMM multi-role missile.”
On March 22, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine noted that Russian troops continue to conduct offensive actions “on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka and Shakhtarsk fronts.”
“The fiercest battles are taking place in the southern and northern parts of Bakhmut, and the invaders also conducted offensive actions on the Avdiivka front to establish control over Avdiivka and Marinka,” the update reads.
What Is the Alvis Stormer?
The Alvis Stormer is a military armored vehicle that is manufactured by Britain’s BAE Systems Land & Armaments. The Stormer HVM is a configuration of this armored vehicle, which is equipped with a High Velocity Missile (HVM). The missile system features two types of missiles, namely the Starstreak and Martlet, the latter of which is also known as the Lightweight Multirole Missile.
As per the Army 2020 plan for the British armed forces, the Stormer HVM was scheduled to equip three regular and two reserve artillery batteries.
However, all reserve batteries have now been converted to HVM Lightweight Multiple Launchers to minimize the amount of training required.
A Russian reconnaissance UAV is shot down, most likely using the LMM multi-role missile. pic.twitter.com/belHPBGzLm
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The Starstreak missiles used by the Stormer HVM have a two-stage solid propellant rocket motor and are capable of traveling at more than three times the speed of sound, reaching Mach 3.5. Each missile carries three high-density darts with impact fuses and explosive warheads, allowing for multiple hits on the target.
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