Norwegian Authorities will donate Hellfire missiles to Ukraine. The donation consists of roughly 160 missiles, launching pads and steerage models. The missiles had been initially acquired for the Coastal Ranger Commando. Ukraine may also obtain night-vision tools drawn from Armed Forces inventories. The donation was introduced by Norwegian Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram when he met Defence Ministers from 40 or so nations in Germany in the present day. Western nations are in Ramstein to coordinate additional donations and army assist to Ukraine, to safe that the nation can stand up to the Russian invasion.

“Thus far, we and our allies have donated army techniques and tools from our personal shares. Sooner or later we might want to cooperate carefully with the defence trade with a view to keep needed deliveries of army tools to Ukraine. This may also be sure that Ukraine receives extra trendy and environment friendly tools,”Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram stated.


“It is a weapon that Ukraine has requested for, and it’ll show helpful of their struggle towards Russian invasion forces. The missile is simple to function, and can be utilized towards each land- and sea-targets,”Defence Minister Bjørn Arild Gram stated.

Norwegian Navy Kystjegerkommandoen (Coastal Ranger Commando) makes use of AGM-114 Hellfire-missiles. (Picture by Armed Forces of Norway)

The Norwegian Armed Forces examined and verified the standing of the missiles previous to their cargo. They’ve now been shipped from Norway. Ukrainian operators have been skilled in the usage of Hellfire by Norwegian instructors. The Hellfire system is nearing the top of its service life was scheduled to be phased out the Norwegian Armed Forces. Norway has additionally donated night-vision tools to Ukraine. This consists of each evening imaginative and prescient goggles and binoculars. That is tools that has been changed by newer tools within the Norwegian Armed Forces. Sooner or later, donations will to a lesser extent come from the Armed Forces’ personal stock.

The AGM-114 Hellfire is an air-to-ground missile (AGM) first developed for anti-armor use, later developed for precision drone strikes towards different goal varieties. It was initially developed below the title Heliborne laser, fire-and-forget missile, which led to the colloquial title “Hellfire” in the end turning into the missile’s formal title. Sweden and Norway use the Hellfire for coastal protection and have carried out exams with Hellfire launchers mounted on the Fight Boat 90 coastal assault boat. The RBS 17 (Robotsystem 17) is a Swedish variation of the AGM-114C Hellfire air-to-surface missile. It has been tailored for Anti-ship function and may be launched from Naval vessels or a floor firing submit.