The latest version of MBDA’s Brimstone precision strike missile has formally entered service on the UK Royal Air Force Tornado GR4.
The introduction of an insensitive munition compliant rocket motor and warhead combined with an enhanced version of MBDA’s unique Dual Mode Semi-Active Laser/ Millimetric Wave seeker and an improved autopilot dramatically increases the weapon’s envelope (off-axis and maximum range). These upgrades represent a significant milestone in the spiral development of the Brimstone missile.
MBDA’s comprehensive integration program continues to support the Typhoon, with carriage of the Brimstone three missile launcher featured for the first time in the flying display at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show. Brimstone will enter service on Typhoon as part of the P3E program and the Royal Air Force’s Project Centurion.