MBDA has test-fired latest iteration of the precision-strike weapon, Brimstone 3.
Conducted at the Vidsel range in Sweden, the telemetry unit-equipped Brimstone 3 was deployed from a surface launcher against a pick-up truck target, the company said in a statement.
According to MBDA, all trial objectives had been achieved with the missile proving full closed-loop guidance, with the seeker progressing into target acquisition and track. The testing included operating in conditions down to -30˚C (-22˚F).
Brimstone 3 is part of a £400 million ($527 million) capability sustainment programme deal placed by the UK Ministry of Defence in March 2018.
The missile can be used by the Royal Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Protector RG1 remotely piloted air system, and the British Army's Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. With a 50kg (114lb) launch weight, the Brimstone missile is equipped with a dual-mode semi-active laser/millimetric wave radar seeker.
BAE Systems along with Lockheed Martin and MBDA have started integrating next generation weapon systems on the United Kingdoms fleet of F-35 fighter aircraft. BAE Systems has received an initial funding award from Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor on the F-35 programme, to start integration efforts for MBDAs Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile and SPEAR precision surface attack missile, the company said in a statement Monday
MBDA will be introducing the SPIMM (Self-Protection Integrated Mistral Module) designed to equip ships of all types, particularly those without a combat system (such as supply ships), at NAVDEX 2019 this week in UAE. The SPIMM module consists of a SIMBAD-RC automated naval turret equipped with two ready-to-fire Mistral missiles and a 360° infrared panoramic system to detect and track air and surface threats
MBDA and Milrem Robotics debut the worlds first anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at IDEX 2019, the main defence industry event in the MENA region. The joint project integrates the Milrem Robotics THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle with the MBDA IMPACT (Integrated MMP Precision Attack Combat Turret) system fitted with two MMP 5th generation battlefield engagement missiles and a self-defence machine gun
MBDA has won a contract to integrate Brimstone missile onto UK Air Force's Protector RG Mk1 drone. Brimstone and Protector RG Mk1 will provide new capabilities to the Air Force's ISTAR force, enabling them to engage high-speed moving and manoeuvring targets (including maritime fast attack craft for the first time), MBDA said in a statement Thursday
MBDA has appointed Eric Béranger a new chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from 1 June 2019, replacing Antoine Bouvier. Over the past 20 years Éric has worked in a number of senior positions in Airbus Defence and Space, and most lately led Global Communications Company OneWeb, MBDA said in a press release
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