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Drones are usually used for surveillance purposes, but the video you're about to see shows just how destructive they can be. The tests, conducted at the US Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, California, show the Brimstone-equipped MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) scoring 9 direct hits against stationary and maneuvering targets traveling at speeds as fast as 70mph, while launching from up to 7-miles away at altitudes as high as 20,000 feet. Continue reading for the clip and more information.

According to the manufacturer, MBDA, says that when launched from a drone, "Brimstone can now provide reaper crews with a weapon that reduces collateral damage risk and demonstrates first pass, single shot lethality against high speed maneuvering targets on land and at sea and in complex environments."









This entry was posted on 05/09 3:00pm and is filed under Aviation, Military .
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