Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Surface launched Brimstone? I didn't even know that was a thing!

via IHS Janes
MBDA is proposing a palletised surface-launched salvo-fire adaptation of its Brimstone air-to-surface missile to address a Polish Armaments Inspectorate requirement for a stand-off anti-armour capability.

The proposal is part of an evolved MBDA missile package competing for two current Armaments Inspectorate anti-armour acquisition programmes – ‘Pustelnik’ and ‘Karabela’ – to equip the Polish Territorial Defence Forces (Wojska Obrony Terytorialnej – [WOT]) and Polish Army.

Pustelnik provides for a 1.4 km minimum range easy-to-use light anti-armour weapon for the WOT; for this requirement MBDA is offering the Enforcer (KFK) disposable shoulder-launched guided weapon system.

Karabela is effectively a two-tier programme to equip both the WOT and regular Polish Army. The ‘lower’ tier provides for the acquisition of a 4 km range anti-tank guided missile weapon – for vehicle-mounted and dismounted applications – to replace/supplement the in-service Spike LR, and for which MBDA is offering the Missile Moyenne Port?e (MMP); the ‘upper’ tier stipulates an 8 km–10 km anti-armour weapon to equip multiple platforms, including surface-launched, helicopter-launched ‘Kruk’ platforms, light combat aircraft and fast jets: MBDA is offering a Brimstone solution across all platforms.
Uh wow.

A palletized system, filled to the brim with Brimstone missiles?  Yes please!

I didn't even know this was a thing!  Want to bust up a horde of armor cresting the ridge 10 km away?  Don't have air cover and must rely what you have on hand?

Sounds like a ready made solution.  If you could somehow plug this into the fires network, couple this with artillery fire and you have the enemy in full blown chaos mode.

Kinda hard to continue the attack when you see vehicles blowing up all around you...I would think you'd want to un-ass your ride ricky ticky quick!

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