Missile experts were perplexed last month when Boris Johnson suggested that Britain’s Brimstone missiles could be fired from small vehicles on the Ukrainian battlefield. Usually the advanced precision-guided munitions are launched from aircraft or warships, or they can be fired from drones.
Ukrainian and British engineers appear to have found a way of strapping the systems to trucks no bigger than ice-cream vans. In a remarkable feat of military engineering, footage of an improvised ground launcher sending three Brimstones streaking through the air over Ukraine has emerged online.
The recording of the training exercise in an undisclosed location comes days after images surfaced of exploded Brimstone missiles that had been fired at Russian positions. In another incident a fully intact missile was said to have