MBDA: German procurement of Brimstone 3 missiles strengthens European industrial co-operation

Source: MBDA

MBDA has received a contract from Germany to manufacture and supply Brimstone 3 precision strike missiles for the Bundeswehr’s Eurofighter combat aircraft. A final assembly line and a service centre for Brimstone will be set up at MBDA’s Schrobenhausen site for this purpose.


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“The procurement of Brimstone 3 by Germany is a decisive contribution to the harmonisation of armaments in Europe and the Bundeswehr’s ammunition stockpile. The new production line is the first of its kind outside the UK and demonstrates the value of the MBDA cooperation model in ensuring the sovereign supply of critical European defence capabilities,” said Eric Béranger, Chief Executive Officer of MBDA.

Brimstone 3 is a tactical precision strike missile characterised by very high levels of combat-proven accuracy, effectiveness and reliability. Brimstone 3 enables the forces to hit stationary and fast-moving targets with pinpoint accuracy in all weathers. Brimstone is also being integrated onto unmanned aerial vehicles such as the Eurodrone and MQ-9B and is a suitable armament option for land vehicles, helicopters and heavy remote carriers.



MBDA is a unique multi-national European group, a world-leader in the field of complex weapon systems, playing a key role in keeping nations safe. Created in the spirit of international co-operation, MBDA and its 15,000+ employees work together to support the national sovereignty of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, and our allies worldwide. As an accelerator for innovation, MBDA is the only European group capable of designing and manufacturing complex weapons to meet the full range of current and future operational requirements of the three armed forces (land, sea and air). Airbus (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Leonardo (25%) jointly own MBDA.



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