The United Kingdom has further taken a significant step in supporting Ukraine’s defense by sending dozens of modified combat vehicles equipped with Brimstone missile launchers. The delivery, made in November, marks a crucial development in Kyiv’s efforts to counter Russia’s heavy armor during the ongoing conflict. This article delves into the development of the Wolfram armored vehicle, its role in Ukraine’s war, and its potential impact on the geopolitical landscape.

The Birth of Wolfram: A Game-Changing Project

As Ukraine faced Russia’s invasion with a pressing need to counter heavy armor, it sought help from the UK, particularly regarding the powerful Brimstone missile. However, the Brimstone missiles were designed for use on advanced warplanes, which Ukraine lacked at the time. The British Ministry of Defence rose to the challenge, brainstorming a solution to adapt the Brimstone missiles to a ground-based platform.

Not long after, the British ministry came up with the ingenious solution of employing a Wolfram, a modified Supacat High Mobility 6×6 Transporter 600 vehicle equipped with an eight-pack launcher specifically designed for Brimstone anti-armor missiles. This mobile ground-based platform became a game-changer for Ukraine, providing the capability to move around Russian lines and strike at the enemy with precision.


The deployment of Wolfram vehicles in Ukraine has proved to be a decisive advantage on the battlefield, with several dozen of these advanced vehicles already in action.

Moreover, there are plans to explore a new modification of the Wolfram launcher on the chassis of the Boxer-wheeled armored vehicle, further enhancing its versatility and effectiveness.

It is worth mentioning that “Wolfram” is not only associated with the armored vehicle but also refers to a separate project where the UK is examining captured Russian military vehicles from Ukraine. This initiative aims to gain insights into Russian military technology, tactics, and capabilities, contributing to the UK’s strategic understanding of potential adversaries.