The UK has supplied Ukraine with high-precision Brimstone 2 missiles, the British media reported on Monday. Video released by the military showed the delivery of an advanced version of the projectile compared to those already in use with Ukrainian forces.
According to reports, London began shipping earlier versions of the missile to Ukraine about six months ago. While originally designed to be launched from aircraft, these projectiles are typically fired by Ukrainian troops from modified trucks. They are used to destroy enemy tanks and other military vehicles.
Each Brimstone 2 missile reportedly costs approximately £175,000 ($207,110).
It has two modes of operation: it can either hit targets by tracking a laser or select one from a pre-programmed list with the help of radar.