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Protector Drones To Carry Brimstone Missiles

January 28 2019

United Kingdom

The U.K. Ministry of Defense has awarded MBDA Systems a contract to integrate the Brimstone high-precision strike missile on the Royal Air Force's newest combat drones, reports the manufacturer.

The Brimstone will equip the Protector RG Mk 1 remotely piloted aircraft, enabling it to engage high-speed moving and maneuvering targets including fast boats, said a company release on Jan. 24.

Contract details, including cost and timeline, were not disclosed.

The deal follows a recent...

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