To repel attacks Group tonnage coastal boats company MBDA missile developed naval version of Brimstone. Developed at the end of the «cold war» English Brimstone missile originally designed to fight tanks. Its dual-mode guidance system is quite efficient with a huge number of small high-speed surface targets, where the introduction of anti-ship missile is considered disproportionate.
Conducted in 2011 and 2012, MBDA and the RAF tests showed efficacy against Brimstone of small fast surface targets. So, in June last year rocket fired from Tornado GR.4, which is struck by a radio-controlled speedboat 6 meters from the Welsh coast.
Brimstone warhead weighs 6 pounds and is sufficient to neutralize the boat. Taking into account the size of the rocket on a large (1.8 m in length and weight of 50 kg), Brimstone really can be implemented on small platforms. So, for example, MBDA believes that the new boats UAE type Ghannatha II (three boats delivered Swedish shipyards in 2012, nine other boats to be built in Abu Dhabi) can be equipped with 6 launchers and 4 missiles. These boats have a length of 26.5 meters and can reach speeds of 40 knots.