Britain provides Ukraine with advanced model of laser-guided Brimstone missile
The rockets cost approximately £175,000 (Photo:en.wikipedia.org)
The UK’s Royal Air Force has sent an advanced model of the laser-guided Brimstone missile, with double the range of the previous design, to help Ukraine push back Russian forces, UK newspaper The Telegraph reported on Nov. 21.
It is noted the missiles, along with similar anti-tank weapons sent by Ukraine’s other Western allies, have likely played a central role in blunting Moscow’s military advances in recent months.
“The missiles, which each cost about GBP 175,000 ($206,605), can hit targets by tracking a laser fired by troops, aircraft or vehicles, or select its own target from a pre-programmed list through the use of an extremely high-frequency millimetric wave radar,” reads the report.
Earlier UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak arrived in Kyiv on Nov. 19 with the pledge of an air defense aid package worth GBP 50 million ($60 million) for Ukraine.
It includes 125 anti-aircraft guns and technology to counter deadly Iranian Shahed-136 drones, including dozens of radars and anti-drone electronic warfare capability.
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