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MBDA’s Brimstone for UK Protector

29th January 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


MBDA has received a contract for the integration of the Brimstone high-precision strike missile onto the Royal Air Force’s (RAF's) Protector RG Mk1 aircraft, the company announced on 24 January.

Protector, developed and manufactured by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, can carry three lightweight Brimstones per weapon station. With Brimstone, the Protector RG Mk1 will be able to engage high-speed moving and manoeuvring targets, including maritime fast attack craft.

James Allibone, UK sales director, MBDA, said: ‘Protector RG Mk1 is the third UK air platform to benefit from the unmatched capabilities of the Brimstone missile, providing UK armed forces with vital operational advantages and sovereign defence capabilities. Brimstone is unique in its ability to be carried by platforms in all domains, land, sea and air, providing a common weapon that delivers both operational and cost benefits.’

Protector RG Mk1 is the weaponised version of MQ-9B SkyGuardian UAS.

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