Ukraine receives Brimstone missile launchers developed in Britain for the AFU
Britain has handed over to the armed forces of Ukraine mobile ground platforms Wolfram, designed to launch British Brimstone missiles. We are talking about several dozen of such armored vehicles.
This was reported by analysts of the Oryx portal on Twitter. The British army does not have such ground platforms in service, so it is possible that they could have been developed specifically for the Ukrainian army.
Oryx analysts have updated the data on military equipment transferred to Britain by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. They said that Ukraine has already received "several dozen" Wolfram mobile ground platforms. They are designed to launch British Brimstone missiles, which the Ukrainian military received from London earlier.
These British missiles are anti-ship, so they were previously launched from boats. However, Brimstone missiles can also work on land-based targets. But this way of using these weapons needed a solution to the problem of launchers for the atypical use of the missiles.
The Ukrainian military tried to solve the problem by mounting the Brimston on conventional trucks. However, this appears to have significantly reduced the accuracy of the strikes.
This is how the Wolfram came to be. According to The Independent, whose article is cited by Oryx, the Wolfram is a mobile ground platform with an MBDA missile and a Supacat vehicle that can be used "to move along Russian defense lines and strike the enemy."
According to the publication, these launchers were developed by the UK specifically for the Ukrainian army. The development at Kyiv's request started back in 2022, and now the first vehicles, according to analysts, have already arrived in the army.
The British army does not yet have Wolfram platforms in service.
We will remind, earlier it became known that Britain transferred to Ukraine 15 times more ammunition than planned. This was announced by British Defense Minister Ben Wallace.
According to him, the Ukrainian troops received from London by 184 thousand artillery shells more than Britain planned to transfer a year ago.