The UK is to send an unspecified number of M270 rocket launchers (Picture: MOD).
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What military equipment has the UK sent Ukraine?

Britain has supplied a range of weapons, vehicles, technology and armour to help Ukrainians fight the Russian invasion.

The UK is to send an unspecified number of M270 rocket launchers (Picture: MOD).

The UK has provided thousands of anti-tank weapons to Ukraine's armed forces since Russia’s invasion in late February 2022.

Western countries began cautiously, supplying helmets and flak jackets, before limiting supplies to defensive weapons.

Just days ago, the Defence Secretary announced the UK will send its first multiple-launch rocket systems following news that Russia had attacked the outskirts of Kyiv for the first time since April.

Ben Wallace said Britain will send an unspecified number of M270 launchers, which can fire precision-guided rockets up to 50 miles – a longer range than any missile technology currently used in the war.

The M270 multiple-launch rocket system is among the most potent weapons used by the British Army.

Intended to counter the efforts of Russian artillery, it can unleash all of its 12 rockets in less than a minute, each 200-pound explosive warhead leaving behind what military author Martin J Dougherty describes as "hell".

But what has the UK sent so far?

More than 5,000 NLAW (Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapon) anti-tank missiles.

These have proved devastatingly effective against Russian armour.

More than 200 Javelin anti-tank missiles.

The Javelin is an extremely powerful shoulder-fired anti-armour system.

Heavier than the NLAW at 24.3kg, the "fire and forget" Javelin system allows the user to lock onto a target, fire and then focus on a different target, with a range of 2.5km.

120 armoured vehicles.

1,360 anti-structure munitions.

In pictures: Up close with weapons being used on Ukraine's frontline.

Stormer vehicles fitted with launchers for anti-air missiles like the Starstreak high-velocity anti-air weapons to help Ukrainians defend themselves against aerial bombings.

New anti-ship missile systems.

More than 400,000 rounds of small-arms munitions.

4.5 tonnes of plastic explosives.

More than 200,000 pieces of non-lethal aid including helmets, body armour, rangefinders and medical equipment.

Electronic warfare equipment including GPS jammers, counter battery radar systems and night vision equipment. 

Dozens of heavy lift UAV systems to provide logistical support to isolated forces.