Friday, January 27, 2023

UK confirms Brimstone 2 missiles delivery to Ukraine

The British Ministry of Defense has confirmed the country supplied its Brimstone 2 precision-guided missiles to Ukraine to support the fight against Russia.

The Ministry of Defense said in a release that the UK has provided Brimstone 2 missiles to the Ukrainian Armed Forces as part of a new aid package.

“This aid has played a crucial role in stalling Russian advances,” the ministry said on Twitter.

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The Brimstone family of missiles, produced by the European missile consortium MBDA, are ground, surface, and air-launched weapons which provide greater operational flexibility by enhancing guidance capabilities against challenging targets and through a step change in IM compliance which significantly improves operator, maintainer and platform safety on operations and reduces the logistics burden of operational deployments.

The Brimstone 2 is a  newer, longer-range configuration of British-made anti-tank weapons. The new missile is capable of salvo attacks and autonomously finding targets once it reaches a designated target area. This makes it ideal for taking out armor, artillery, and boat formations.

Ukrainian Army uses Brimstone as part of truck-mounted missile launchers.

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