Integrating Dual Mode Brimstone and other MBDA missiles on the Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft represents a “paradigm shift” in the fighter’s capabilities and will keep it at the forefront of military capabilities for the coming decades, according to a recent Jane’s Defense Weekly article from the ILA Airshow in Berlin.
The article highlights Brimstone’s combat-proven record as a one-shot/one-kill, low collateral damage weapon:
Experience of the Brimstone on the RAF’s Tornado GR.4 aircraft over Afghanistan and Libya has been so positive that pilots now routinely opt to use this weapon over the internal cannon when looking for low collateral effects…RAF crews now choose to use the Brimstone in preference to the gun as it is a one-shot pass with a guaranteed kill.
Regarding Brimstone’s exceptional combat experience in Libya:
During Operation ‘Ellamy’ in Libya in 2011 UK government ministers would be reassured when told the Brimstone would be the weapon used to strike a particular target.