The Anonymous Widower

From Belfast With Love

Ben Wallace has just announced in the House of Commons, that Ukraine has received over three and a half thousand NLAW missiles and more are on the way.

This has appeared in the last few minutes on the Wikipedia entry for the Starstreak missile.

On March 9, 2022, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said that the United Kingdom was looking into delivering Starstreak missiles to Ukraine, to prevent Russian air supremacy amid the Russo-Ukrainian War.

Both NLAW and Starstreak missiles are made by Thales in Belfast.

This YouTube video shows NLAW missiles including during training with Ukrainian forces.

Read the comments, of which this is an example.

In Ukraine the instructions on how to use NLAW is top trending content on Facebook and Instagram. Amazingly you can fit a comprehensive instruction on how to shoot a tank with NLAW in like 10 pictures with arrows and subtitles.

These missiles will change the face of defensive warfare.


March 9, 2022 - Posted by | World | , , , , , ,


  1. I think it is also of value to mention other countries who are contributing to the defence of the Ukraine, amongst them Sweden that has compromised it’s neutrality by also sending a reported 5000 of the jointly developed SAAB-Thales NLAW weapons.
    The great thing about the introduction of Starstreak is that unlike the aging Stinger missile is that it is essentially immune to Infrared jamming systems and flares used as countermeasures.
    Although over a week old, the following sets out the contributions by others

    Comment by fammorris | March 9, 2022 | Reply

    • Wikipedia is very detailed about Starstreak.

      If you add up the numbers of NLAWs, Javelins and other anti-tank missiles in Ukrainian hands, it can’t be far short of a one-to-one situation with active Russian tanks and APCs.

      If every missile counts, there will be the world’s biggest scrapyard, that will take years to clear.

      It almost looks like Ukraine is building walls around their cities with destroyed Russian armour and vehicles.

      Comment by AnonW | March 9, 2022 | Reply

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