Western Weapons for Ukraine, from Missiles to Main Battle Tanks. Nearly a year under attack by Russia, until now Ukraine is still surviving. This cannot be separated from the various assistance provided by the West to the country that was once part of the Soviet Union. As is known, Western countries not only provide financial support, but also supply a variety of military weapons for Ukraine. In fact, recently the West’s commitment to arming Kiev has been getting stronger with the promise of heavy weapons for Ukraine.
Here are a number of military weapons that the West has given and promised to Ukraine:
The Stryker is an armored vehicle from the United States. Quoting the New York Times page on Friday 27/1/2023 around 90 Strykers will also be sent to the country. Ukraine along with a number of complete and other weapons as part of a fairly expensive weapons package worth USD 2.5 billion. One of the main US armored vehicles Stryker has about 18 different variants. One of the main US armored vehicles The stryker has around 18 different variants. Some of these served to transport infantry soldiers in and out of battle, while others could also be used to carry weapons similar to the 120mm mortar. Stryker was deployed to the battlefield in Iraq in 2003.
Just like the Stryker, this US-owned armored vehicle was also sent to Ukraine. Quoting the Insider page, this combat vehicle is very capable of transporting troops on the battlefield and is very supportive of attacks by fire. This combat vehicle, which has an operational range of up to 300 miles and has a speed of more than 40 miles per hour, is more accurately referred to as a tank destroyer because it has capable shooting capabilities.
Starstreak, S-300 and IRIS-T
Not only the US, Britain also provided advanced weaponry for Ukraine. One of them is his mainstay air defense system called Starstreak.
Quoting the Euronews page, this portable air defense system is used to avoid air threats such as helicopter attacks or the like. Its use is very flexible and can adapt to different battlefield situations. Defense News calls the Starstreak the world’s fastest short-range air missile.
Ukraine also acquired another advanced air defense system. Among them are the S-300 from Slovakia and the IRIS-T SLM from Germany.
HIMARS is one of the most advanced rocket artillery systems in the world. Manufactured by Lockheed Martin, HIMARS is very effective when used to attack targets in a concentrated area.
Quoting the Times page, this satellite-guided rocket from the US has a range of up to 50 miles. The existence of HIMARS in Ukraine had caused great damage to the Russian military. The US has so far supplied about 20 HIMARS units to Ukraine.
Challenger 2 is a main battle tank in the UK. Quoting Reuters, this tank has been in service with the British Army since 1994. Equipped with a 120 mm L30A1 cannon, the main gun of this tank is claimed to be able to penetrate armor at a distance of 6,300 m. About 14 Challenger 2 tanks are said to be arriving in Ukraine soon to support the war against Russia.
No less than Britain, the US will send its main battle tank, the M1 Abrams. Quoting the Guardian page, some time ago US President Joe Biden has approved the delivery of 31 Abrams tanks to Kiev.
Not only equipped with a 120 mm main gun, this American mainstay tank is claimed to have high endurance, agile maneuvers, and various other advanced features.
After a tug-of-war, Germany finally agreed to deliver its main battle tank, the Leopard 2, to Ukraine. Besides having great destructive power, this tank also offers protection against armor-piercing bullets and anti-tank guided weapons.
Apart from the weapons system, since the beginning of the conflict Ukraine has also received various military equipment assistance, ranging from drones, heavy artillery such as Howitzers, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, Javelin anti-tank missiles, Mi-17 helicopters, radar systems, ammunition and equipment. self protection.