Britain adding Brimstone 2 missiles to Typhoon arsensal

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Royal Air Force Typhoon takes to the air
London - UPI

MBDA's Brimstone 2 precision missiles are being integrated on Royal Air Force Typhoon fighters by BAE Systems under contract from Britain's Ministry of Defense.
The integration, part of what is known as the 'Phase 3 Enhancements Package,' is worth about $110.4 million.
BAE Systems, part of the consortium that owns the holding company producing the aircraft -- Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH – says the award includes maintenance and mission systems upgrades to the fighter flown by a number of air forces around the world.
"By any measure, the number of capability enhancements put in place for Typhoon in the past 12 months has been phenomenal, with Meteor, Storm Shadow, Captor E-scan radar and now Brimstone," said Martin Taylor, BAE Systems' Combat Air managing director. "P3E represents another exciting chapter in the development journey for Typhoon."
BAE Systems said the decision on integration of the Brimstone air-to-surface missile followed a feasibility study and a trial installation conducted last year.
Integration will take place at a BAE Systems facility in Lancashire and will help sustain more than 200 engineering jobs there.
MBDA's Brimstone 2 features a millimeter wave active radar seeker for destroying moving targets and can also be laser guided to a target. The original model came into service in 2005.

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