Suc­cess­ful Com­ple­tion of First Live Fir­ing of Brim­stone Mis­sile

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THE FIRST live fir­ing of MBDA’s Brim­stone air-to-sur­face mis­sile from a Eurofighter Typhoon has been suc­cess­fully com­pleted as part of on­go­ing de­vel­op­ment work to sig­nif­i­cantly up­grade the ca­pa­bil­ity of the air­craft. The trial is part of work to in­te­grate the Phase 3 En­hance­ment (P3E) pack­age for Typhoon, which will also de­liver fur­ther sen­sor and mis­sion sys­tem up­grades. The UK’s IPA (In­stru­mented Pro­duc­tion Air­craft) 6 Typhoon con­ducted the fir­ing with sup­port from the UK Min­istry of De­fence, MBDA, QinetiQ, Eurofighter GmbH and the Eurofighter Part­ner Com­pa­nies – Air­bus and Leonardo. It was de­signed to test the sep­a­ra­tion of the low- col­lat­eral, high- pre­ci­sion Brim­stone weapon when it is re­leased. The suc­cess­ful trial fol­lows com­ple­tion ear­lier this year of the flight tri­als pro­gramme for the MBDA Storm Shadow deep strike air-to-sur­face weapon and the MBDA Me­teor ‘be­yond vis­ual range’ air-to-air mis­sile. Op­er­a­tional test­ing and eval­u­a­tion of those ca­pa­bil­i­ties is cur­rently on­go­ing with the Royal Air Force ahead of en­try into ser­vice in 2018.

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