The Stormer HVM air defense system launched air targets in the east of Ukraine

Launch of the Stormer HVM anti-aircraft missile
Launch of the Stormer HVM anti-aircraft missile
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: August 13 2022 at 07:41 pm

British Stormer HVM anti-aircraft missile systems are already participating in hostilities in eastern Ukraine.

Photos of anti-aircraft missile launches from these complexes appeared on the pages of the Joint Forces Group and the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In addition to the launch, the military published a photo of the screen, which probably shows the hit target.

Screen SAM Stormer HVM
Screen SAM Stormer HVM

The Armed Forces report that 4 UAVs of the Orlan-10 type (one of them at night) and a Su-25 attack aircraft were shot down. However, it is not known whether the Stormer HVM air defense system hit all these targets.

Stormer HVM (High Velocity Missile) is a short-range air defense system. Is an 8-canister Starstreak or Martlet LMM missile launcher mounted on a Stormer armored tracked platform. Both types of missiles are already used by the Ukrainian military against Russia in the form of MANPADS.

Air defense system "Stormer HVM" of the military of Ukraine. July 2022. Ukraine. Photo: @GirkinGirkin

Designed to destroy helicopters and planes flying at low altitudes. It has been in service with the British Army since 1997. Export deliveries were made to Oman.

In addition to eight missiles in the launch containers, the vehicle can carry 12 more missiles for reloading.

Air defense system "Stormer HVM" of the military of Ukraine
Air defense system "Stormer HVM" of the military of Ukraine. July 2022. Ukraine. Photo: @GirkinGirkin

A panoramic (omnidirectional) sight and an air threat warning system are installed on the roof of the car for recognizing targets and determining their priority.

The crew of the air defense system is 3 people. Stormer can move at a maximum speed of 80 km/h. The maximum range is 600 km.

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