Brimstone 2, the UK’s powerful gift to Ukraine that promises to complicate life for Russia

Brimstone 2, the UK’s powerful gift to Ukraine that promises to complicate life for Russia

The United Kingdom has sent an advanced model of Brimstone 2 high-precision surface-to-air missiles to Ukraine. Equipped with a laser targeting system, they are traditionally launched by the British Royal Air Force from Tornado and Typhoon fighters. As reported by The Daily Telegraph, however, Kiev has made changes to the technology and decided to use trucks as mobile launchers to destroy Russian tanks and other vehicles. Brimstone 2 missiles have a long range, much greater than the previous model. They are said to have an “increased over 200%” range, i.e. over 40km. In the video the version mounted on a helicopter in the demonstration created by the manufacturer

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