Brimstone 2 is being supplied to Ukraine by Britain.
Video of Brimstone 2 missiles being delivered by the Royal Air Force to assist Ukraine in repelling Russian soldiers has surfaced.
Typically, the missiles are launched from the air. However, to use as mobile launch platforms for long-range missile attacks against Russian tanks and other vehicles, the Ukrainian military has adapted trucks.
🎬 As part of its aid package, the UK has provided Brimstone 2 missiles, a precision-guided missile, to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
This aid has played a crucial role in stalling Russian advancements.
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) November 27, 2022
About six months ago, Britain first provided Ukraine with Brimstone missiles. But a video made public by the British Forces Broadcasting Service last month showed the more sophisticated model being readied for shipment at RAF Brize Norton.
The missiles can select their own target from a pre-programmed list using an extremely high-frequency millimetric wave radar, or they can track a laser fired by soldiers, aircraft, or vehicles to hit their target. Each missile costs roughly £175,000. Brimstone can be used with extreme precision in densely populated regions when guided by a laser fired by friendly soldiers, reducing the possibility of collateral damage among civilians.
British weapon supply flights, the first taking off before the invasion started, continue day and night to supply Ukraine with weapons with which to defend itself against invading Russian forces.
The supply flights started before the invasion and have not stopped since. However, they now land in Poland near the Ukrainian border.
The British military continue, day and night, to supply #Ukraine with weapons with which to defend itself against invading Russian forces. The supply flights started before the invasion and have not stopped since, however they now land in Poland near the Ukrainian border. pic.twitter.com/AJn8j3URm3
— George Allison (@geoallison) July 31, 2022
The UK recently announced that it would supply “scores of artillery guns, hundreds of drones” plus 50,000 rounds and more anti-tank weapons to Ukraine in the coming weeks.
“The delivery of the new equipment will significantly step up the UK’s support as the country fights to repel Russia’s brutal and unjustified invasion.”
More than 20 M109 155mm self-propelled guns and 36 L119 105mm artillery guns will soon arrive from the UK, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced in an update to Parliament today. Counter-battery radar systems and more than 50,000 rounds of ammunition for Ukraine’s existing Soviet-era artillery will also follow, he added.