MBDA and program partners have conducted two trials of the company’s Dual Mode Brimstone missile technology aboard a remotely piloted aircraft that recorded nine hits against moving and maneuvering targets.
The trials were held in December and January at U.S. Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake and used General Atomics‘ MQ-9 Reaper aircraft, MBDA said Friday.
Dual Mode Brimstone weapons are built to help Reapers attack non-static targets in risk environments.
Participating entities included a British unmanned air systems test and evaluation squadron, the U.K.’s defense equipment and support weapons operating center and the U.S. Air Force‘s “Big Safari” organization.
Testers also worked to integrate avionics and environmental data gathering missiles for potential clearance activities.