Tuesday, July 23, 2024

German Eurofighters to receive new Brimstone 3 missiles

MBDA has secured a contract from Germany to manufacture and supply Brimstone 3 precision strike missiles for the Bundeswehr’s Eurofighter combat aircraft.

The contract includes the establishment of a final assembly line and a service center for Brimstone missiles at MBDA’s Schrobenhausen site in Germany.

Eric Béranger, Chief Executive Officer of MBDA, emphasized the significance of this contract, stating, “The procurement of Brimstone 3 by Germany is a decisive contribution to the harmonisation of armaments in Europe and the Bundeswehr’s ammunition stockpile. The new production line is the first of its kind outside the UK and demonstrates the value of the MBDA cooperation model in ensuring the sovereign supply of critical European defence capabilities.”

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Brimstone 3 is a tactical precision strike missile known for its high levels of accuracy, effectiveness, and reliability. It enables forces to hit both stationary and fast-moving targets with pinpoint precision under all weather conditions.

The missile is being integrated onto various platforms, including unmanned aerial vehicles like the Eurodrone and MQ-9B, and is suitable for use on land vehicles, helicopters, and heavy remote carriers.

The Brimstone 3 missile is an evolution of the Brimstone family, which has been combat-proven in various operations. It is characterized by its dual-mode seeker, combining radar and semi-active laser guidance, which ensures precise targeting. The missile’s versatility and adaptability make it a valuable addition to Germany’s defense arsenal.

The integration of Brimstone 3 into the Eurofighter Typhoon will provide the aircraft with advanced strike capabilities, enhancing its operational effectiveness in a variety of combat scenarios. The missile’s ability to engage targets with high precision reduces collateral damage and increases mission success rates.

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