It’s the update to the Brimstone which is currently being launched by RAF Tornado pilots in Iraq and Syria in the war against ISIS terrorists.
The 1.8 metre Brimstone 2 can be launched as twice far as its predecessor.
“Brimstone has proven to be a key weapon in coalition operations against Daesh”
MoD’s Philip Dunne
It can wipe out a tank or even kill a person with incredible accuracy from 14 miles away.
The man charged with buying weapons for the Ministry for Defence, Philip Dunne, said: “Brimstone has proven to be a key weapon in coalition operations against Daesh and these improvements, made possible through sustained Government support, build on that success.”
Chief Executive Officer of the MOD’s Defence Equipment and Support organisation, Tony Douglas, added: “The increased reach and advanced technology of Brimstone 2 will support our Armed Forces in their future operations to protect the UK¹s security and national interests.
“This battle-winning weapon is being delivered to the RAF thanks to the close and effective relationships which exist between the MOD and UK industry.”
Islamic State militants were batted out of the skies after the RAF launched a massive Brimstone attack on the cult in January.
But the weapon comes at a price.
In December it was calculated that the UK’s involvement in the fight against ISIS, also known as Daesh, cost taxpayers £2million per day.