MBDA’s Brimstone demonstrates its precision from Reaper
MBDA has successfully demonstrated its Dual Mode Brimstone missile on an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), scoring nine direct hits against a range of targets including very high speed and manoeuvring vehicles.
Dual Mode Brimstone is the combat proven weapon of choice for the engagement of moving and manoeuvring targets, and targets in high collateral risk/urban environments. Brimstone can now provide Reaper crews with a weapon that reduces collateral damage risk and demonstrates first pass, single shot lethality against high speed manoeuvring targets on land and at sea and in complex environments.
Brimstone scored nine direct hits in a range of very challenging scenarios including static, accelerating, weaving, fast and very fast remotely controlled targets. Two of the more challenging scenarios were against trucks travelling at 110 kmph in a crossing target