16.6.2020

UK’s Protector gains Brimstones, Paveway IV for ground test

UK’s unmanned Protector gains Brimstones, Paveway IV for ground test – link

Source: Flight Global

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  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is advancing weapons integration work in support of the UK’s Protector RG1 remotely piloted air system program, with ground vibration testing now being performed
  • The test activity is taking place in the USA using General Atomics’ first production example of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian; a platform with which the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) Protector shares 97% commonality
  • Air Marshal Sir Julian Young, chief of materiel (air) at the UK’s Defence Equipment & Support organization, on 12 June posted a Twitter image showing UAV fitted with three MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface missiles and a Raytheon UK Paveway IV precision-guided bomb beneath its wing

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