UK confirms transfer of Brimstone 2 precision-guided missiles to Ukraine
Brimstone 2 Missiles (Photo:CT. Photography (Leeds)/flickr)
Brimstone 2 precision-guided missiles have been delivered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the UK Ministry of Defense confirmed in a video posted on Twitter on Nov. 27.
The clip shows what the UK ministry said was the "important mission" of delivering Brimstone 2 to an undisclosed airfield.
The missiles are part of a military aid package. They were designed to be launched from aircraft at ground targets, but, according to the UK ministry, Ukrainian ground forces have successfully employed Brimstone to destroy armored vehicles and tanks.
"This aid has played a crucial role in stalling Russian advances," the UK Ministry of Defense said.
Brimstone 2 is an upgraded version of the Brimstone missile system. The missile now has an improved homing head, modular design, improved airframe, and updated software.
Launched from the air, it has a range of up to 60 kilometers, while from the ground it can hit targets from 10-12 kilometers away. It also has laser guidance.
UK media initially reported the transfer of the missiles to Ukraine on Nov. 21.
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