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UK readies more missiles for Ukraine to resist Russians

SpaceWar.com reports: “Britain said Wednesday it was preparing to send more portable missile systems to help Ukrainian forces destroy Russian tanks and aircraft, but denied it was escalating the conflict.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the UK had so far delivered 3,615 Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapons (NLAWs) ‘and continue(s) to deliver more’.

‘We will shortly be starting the delivery of a small consignment of anti-tank Javelin missiles as well,’ he told parliament.

Wallace added that ‘in response to Ukrainian requests, the government has taken the decision to explore the donation of Starstreak high-velocity man-portable anti-air missiles’.

Like NLAWs, the British Starstreak missiles are a mobile system designed to be fired by troops in the field, targeting helicopters and planes…”

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