Newly manufactured British air defense system observed in Ukraine

A recent video circulating on social media purportedly shows a state-of-the-art British air defense system equipped with the Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) in action on the battlefield in Ukraine. Developed by experts at MBDA, the new air defense system is mounted on a SupaCat chassis and is one of two improvised British projects for Ukraine. The ASRAAM missile, which is currently utilized by several countries, has been adapted for ground-based launchers in Ukraine. In its ground-based configuration, the missile’s operational range is reduced, and each launcher unit can accommodate up to two ASRAAM missiles. Targeting is enabled by the Chess Dynamics Hawkeye electro-optical tracking system. The primary objective of deploying this advanced system in Ukraine is to counter Russian drones and attack helicopters, providing cover for Ukrainian forces against hostile bombardments and assaults. The video has been shared on Twitter by the Ukrainian Front.

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