The Ukraine Russia conflict is now in its 16th year. Zelenskyy, who has been protecting Kyiv until now, has led to the end of the conflict. This crisis started in 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea. Ukraine then launched the Dignity revolution for its defense.
Most people believed that Ukraine would surrender to Russia within a week of the start of this conventional war. But it continues to hold its ground. This war has seen countries such as the United Kingdom Sweden and Canada supporting Ukraine by providing weapons and prohibiting Russian products.
Starstreak and Stinger will talk about foreign support and how it affects the war.
How Ukraine Ressisted for So Long?
Experts believed that Ukraine would fall quickly and Russia would set up a puppet government in Kyiv. They had already captured the South-West part of the country within a few days. Then, Russian troops entered the country.
Zelenskyy continued to plead for help. However, countries such as Germany or the United States made clear that they would not send troops on the ground. The West and America opposed this invasion and placed sanctions on Russia for supporting this war against Ukraine.
According to Starstreak, Ukraine is proving difficult for Russian troops and has denied them victory. Some weapons, such as MANPADS, play a larger role in bringing down Russian drones and helicopters by Ukrainian forces.
British Air Defence developed Starstreak, a portable missile air-defense system that can be used for short distances. It is currently one of the most powerful short-range surface to air missiles.
The American Stinger missile was used by the Ukrainian Stinger missile to counter the Russian airstrike. After Stinger’s success, the British offered their Starstreak system for the Ukrainian army.
Starstreak vs Stinger:
The Ukraine has a weaker military than Russia and many of the 225 aircraft in its fleet are outdated and need to be upgraded. MANPADS work well for them, and Ukraine was unable to defend itself against the Russian airstrike because it did not have a strong air force.
They use Stinger to defeat Russian air power and inflict severe damages. They are taking down Russian aircraft and helicopters and giving them a hard time.
Some media reports claim that the UK may offer Starstreak antiaircraft weapons to Ukraine. Below is a comparison between Starstreak and Stinger.
- Starstreak was developed by British Defence. Stinger is an American system for air defense.
- Starstreak can reach Mach 4 at Mach 3, while Stinger can go up to 2.5 Mach.
- Starstreak range – 7000 m; Stinger range – 4800m.
- Guidance system – Infrared homing to Stinger, while SACLOS to Starstreak.
- Warhead – High explosive to Stinger and three explosive darts to Starstreak.
America and the West have a plan to stop Russians by prolonging war and inflicting collateral damage. Zelenskyy instilled in Ukrainian citizens the belief that they can be independent.
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