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    Brimstone

    With reports that both the USA and France are interested in Brimstone is there any chance that it will be deployed aboard Gunships to replace Hellfire as it is a better weapon in the antitank role and it would be able to be used against ground targets as well.

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    Nick Ashwell-Kennedy
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    Is it actually a better anti tank weapon though? There are versions of Hellfire that can be used against non-hardened targets as well. How does it compare range wise? I would think the main concern regarding fitting Brimstone to helicopters would be cost, how does it compare against Hellfire?

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    I don't see the point. Brimstone is a Hellfire-sized & shaped missile designed for firing from fast jets. It's probably more expensive than Hellfire, & for firing from helicopters, I can't think of any advantages it has.
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    Proposals for the Joint Air to Ground Missile (JAGM) were submitted last week by LM and a team from Boeing/Raytheon. It is to replace Hellfire and Maverick. JAGM's trick is a tri-mode seeker robust to weather and countermeasures.

    Early in the JAGM competition, Boeing was talking to MBDA about using the Brimstone airframe and adding it own seeker. I guess those talks fell apart because Boeing teamed with Raytheon.

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