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Britain ordered new air-to-surface missiles

The British Air Forces will receive new air-to-surface missiles. The British Defense Ministry ordered MBDA to manufacture a new modification of the Brimstone missile, Warspot reports, citing the portal.

Britain ordered new air-to-surface missiles

The updated version will be created on the basis of the Brimstone 2 rocket and preserve its appearance. The new missile, called the Brimstone 2 CSP (Capability Sustainment Program), will have a target hit range increased by 20% compared to its predecessor (the Brimstone 2 missile has a classified range).

At the moment, the Brimstone 2 CSP rocket completes a series of tests. Mass production is scheduled for the end of the year. The novelty will go into service with the British Air Force in 2019, and by the year 2022 will completely replace the Brimstone missiles of previous modifications.

Brimstone was developed by the international consortium MDBA for the British Air Force and is a high-tech homing missile air-to-ground. The ammunition is equipped with an active radar homing head, which allows to hit moving targets with great accuracy. In addition, Brimstone can be induced by a laser beam. The British Air Force fired Brimstone fighters-bombers Tornado GR4 and fighters Eurofighter Typhoon. In the future, the British military plan to install Brimstone on drones Reaper MQ-9A and attack helicopters Apache AH-64E.
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  1. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 28 March 2018 15: 58
    (The flight range of the Brimstone 2 rocket is classified).
    From whom? request
    Max. launch range: .... 11,2 km
    Max start-up height: ........ 6000 meters
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 29 March 2018 01: 51
      Quote: Paranoid50
      Max. launch range: .... 11,2 km
      Max starting height: ........ 6000 metro

      You give Brimstone data, but not Brimstone 2! Do not mislead the people!
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 29 March 2018 01: 57
        PS MBDA conducted a series of test launches of the new Brimstone 2 rocket. This ammunition is a further development of a dual-channel homing missile. The aim of the latest modernization was to increase the firing range, as well as to increase the potential of a rocket during attacks of moving objects. Thanks to the new rocket engine, the maximum flight range was increased to 60 kilometers (40 kilometers when launched from a helicopter). The missile is equipped with a new warhead of greater power. The radar homing head, which received active and passive channels, underwent substantial improvements. Now the radar seeker is able to find and track high-speed and maneuvering ground targets, including those with reduced radar visibility. Saved passive laser system.
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 28 March 2018 15: 59
    In addition to phrases from the advertising booklet, no specifics! am You yourself did not find the characteristics of this rocket, or did not look? ?? sad
  3. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 28 March 2018 16: 07
    In the published news - a controversial moment. The headline says that the Royal Air Force will receive new missiles. In the three-line text, which is the essence of the news, we are only talking about ordering a new modification of an existing rocket. + to this it still needs to be done.
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 28 March 2018 16: 10
    This is an air-based anti-tank missile.
    Similar to Hellfire
    1. Magic archer
      Magic archer 28 March 2018 16: 39
      Well, actually it’s not only similar, but her roots are Hellfire.
    2. Ascetic
      Ascetic 28 March 2018 16: 48
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Similar to Hellfire

      Although Brimstone's ancestor is a Hellfire missile, it is not a modified American missile. The ability to withstand high values ​​of overload, surface heating associated with supersonic flight and other reasons influenced its design, although the initial plan was to just install an English Hellfire body guidance system.
      1. Vard
        Vard 28 March 2018 17: 15
        Judging by the photo ... It is subsonic ...
  5. gippernano
    gippernano 28 March 2018 16: 24
    They walk denyushki)))))))))) Lord what rocket doesn’t he buy for a session?
  6. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 28 March 2018 17: 12
    What a big beautiful light bulb on a rocket .... Chinese?
  7. ADT
    ADT 28 March 2018 18: 04
    If you believe the English - wiki, then Brimstone 2 has already reached in range, from a helicopter more than forty, from an airplane more than sixty km. The new one will fly away. The long-developed American JAGM from a helicopter reached 28 km.
    Brimstone 2, very accurately strikes targets that move at high speeds, modular, supersonic, in general, has many advantages. It turns out the British, without much advertising noise ahead of the Americans.
    Neither the United States nor Israel has anything like this missile.
  8. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 28 March 2018 21: 54
    the surface of which subject?