UK supplies laser-guided Brimstone-2 missiles to Kyiv

10:30 | 22.11.2022
The UK has supplied laser-guided Brimstone 2 missiles to Ukraine, The Telegraph reported. The missile can travel at double the previous model’s range. 

The UK first supplied Brimstone missiles to Ukraine about six months ago. Ukrainian troops have modified trucks to serve as mobile launch platforms for the missiles that are usually launched from the air.

The Brimstone’s first version entered Royal Air Force (RAF) service in 2005. In 2008, it was upgraded to be guided by laser. The next model, Brimstone 2, entered service in 2016.

The UK Ministry of Defense recently said the country would shortly provide Ukraine with some 1,000 additional surface-to-air missiles.

The Brimstone missile, developed by MBDA Systems, is available in air-launched, ground-launched, and ship-launched versions. It can be used as an anti-ship weapon or for attacking ground targets, or perhaps even both.

Regardless of the use, each Brimstone is 1.8 meters in length, weighs 50 kg, and has a diameter of 1.8 meters.

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