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.
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.
🎬 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 advances.
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) December 17, 2022