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Dual Mode Brimstone  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2008
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: DMB
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: MBDA
Parent System: Brimstone
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Brimstone, Brimstone 2 and Spear 3
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Description: The Dual Mode Brimstone (DMB) is a further development of the Brimstone standoff weapon adding a semi-automatic laser (SAL) guidance mode to the basic millimeter wave radiofrequency (RF) radar seeker. The new variant was developed by MBDA to meet an urgent operational requirement (UOR) placed by the Royal Air Force (RAF) in August 2007 to defeat a wide range of static and fast moving targets minimizing collateral damage using man-in-the-loop capability. Close Air Support (CAS) and Counter Insurgency (COIN) missions are the primary scenario for the new weapon. The RAF carried out its operational evaluation October/November 2008 in Afghanistan.

The DMB is available as a seeker upgrade with updated software to existing Brimstone weapons. A Tornado Gr4 performed the first operational mission carrying the DMB in December 2008. The Litening III laser targeting pod allows the Tornado aircraft to use the SAL guidance mode of the enhanced weapon system. The weapon features the ability to operate in single mode or a dual SAL and RF guidance mode. The guidance mode is selectable through the cockpit. The DMB retains the Brimstone's tandem shaped charge / blast effect warhead. The RAF is planning to integrate DMB onto other jets, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Dual Mode Brimstone Applications


Combat Aircraft MQ-9A Reaper Tornado Gr4

Dual Mode Brimstone News

There are 8 news between
13 Feb 2009 and 28 May 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015UK MoD Developing Common Launcher for Typhoon
Wednesday, July 16, 2014Dual Mode Brimstone Demonstrates Capability to Attack Fast Targets at Sea
Friday, March 21, 2014Brimstone Demonstrates its Precision Low Capability from MQ-9 Reaper
Monday, October 21, 2013Brimstone 2 Missile Hits Very Fast Targets
Tuesday, July 10, 2012Dual Mode Brimstone Demonstrated Against Fast In-Shore Attack Craft
Wednesday, February 15, 2012Royal Air Force Takes Delivery of 500th Dual Mode Brimstone Weapon
Wednesday, September 14, 2011UK MoD Places Additional Order for Dual Mode Brimstone Missiles
Friday, February 13, 2009Dual Mode Brimstone Entered Service on Tornado Gr4 Aircraft

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