These are the weapons the Netherlands is shipping to Ukraine

The Netherlands is supporting Ukraine in the war against Russia with weapon shipments and military defence. Here’s what you need to know.

On Saturday, the Dutch Ministry of Defence has announced in an open letter to the parliament that they have decided to ship military weapons and defence equipment to Ukraine “as quickly as possible.”

At the moment, 50 Panzerfaust 3 anti-tank weapons, 400 rockets, and 200 FIM-92 Stinger missiles are being transported to an unknown Eastern European country on board a C-17 cargo aircraft.

The plane departed from Eindhoven airport yesterday. Already before that, 100 sniper rifles together with 30,000 pieces of ammunition and two diving crafts had been supplied.

What kind of weapons is the Netherlands sending?

The Panzerfaust 3 is a portable weapon that is meant to fend off tanks, low-flying helicopters, and on-the-ground military defences. The weapon is suitable to fire at a distance of about 600 metres.

The FIM-92 Stinger missile is also a portable weapon that is designed to aim at aircraft from the ground level. These missiles are meant to protect ground troops from air-born attacks and can fire from a distance of up to five kilometres.

The two diving crafts are underwater robots designed to detect and protect naval forces from underwater mines.

Translation of an official Tweet from the Dutch Ministery of Defence: “The 50 Panzerfaust 3 anti-tank weapons (+400 rockets), 100 sniper rifles (+30,000 pieces of ammunition), and 200 Stinger air-target missiles are on their way to Ukraine. Two detector robots for (underwater)mines are also on board.”

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Cara Räker 🇩🇪
Cara Räker 🇩🇪
Cara moved to the Netherlands at fifteen and she is here to stay! After all, there is so much to love about it, except maybe the bread (as every German will tell you). Next to finishing up her bachelor's degree in European politics (dry), Cara loves to do yoga, swim, and cook delicious veggie food.

1 COMMENT

  1. Thank you! I am a friend of a very nice Dutch survivor of WWII. He remembers the Nazi occupation very strongly. Had to eat tulip bulbs to survive. The attack on Ukraine is upsetting him very much. As he has great difficulty with his vision, I have been sending him updates. I saw a notice in the New York Times two days ago that the Netherlands is sending weapons, but couldn’t find it, and was able to send your link. RH2000

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