The Ukrainian military is likely to receive Britain-manufactured Brimstone missiles to counter the Russian navy in the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.
Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK Vadym Prystaiko told on Novoye Vremya radio that with “real weapons” supplied by the UK, Kyiv will finally have something to counter the Russians at sea. The two countries recently signed a $2 billion military agreement.
Although Prystaiko did not reveal which type of missiles Britain was supplying, the media speculated that it could likely be the Brimstone.
The Brimstone is an air-launched ground attack missile developed by MBDA for the Royal Air Force. It was originally intended for “fire-and-forget” use against mass formations of enemy armor, using a millimetric wave (mmW) active radar homing seeker to ensure accuracy even against moving targets.
Maritime Brimstone is the latest member of the Brimstone weapon system family. It provides rapid anti-swarming FIAC capability weapon, offering the naval operator the option of engaging a wide range of target types, including fast-moving individual targets in cluttered environments, in both direct and indirect fire modes.