RAF Approuves Brimstone's solution 17 May, 2016

Royal Air Force (RAF) has tested The Brimstone air-to-surface missile developed by MBDA to confirm the performance of the weapon’s latest technical enhancements. The operational evaluation trials involved 11 missile firings. During the tests, Brimstones were conducted against a variety of operational scenarios with precise hits on small, fast moving vehicles and static targets in complex positions. The trials demonstrated the significantly increased ability to engage targets at high off-bore sight angles, thus improving its capability to fire from a launch platform performing close air support (CAS) missions.

The RAF’s Eurofighter Typhoon will benefit first from this enhanced capability, with an integration program underway for 2018. 

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