MBDA’s Brim­stone demon­strates its pre­ci­sion from Reaper

SP's MAI - - UNMANNED -

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

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