Supacat and MBDA jointly launch Brimstone HMT Overwatch demonstrator at Army Expo 2022 in UK

Supacat and MBDA are jointly launching Brimstone HMT Overwatch, a concept demonstrator of a new tactical capability for Light Forces, at Army Expo 2022 on 9 September 2022. The UK high mobility defense vehicle specialist and European missiles group have collaborated to integrate MBDA’s Brimstone precision weapon onto Supacat’s HMT (High Mobility Transporter) vehicle to equip the Light Forces tactical commander with the organic capability to deliver precision anti-armor effects at long ranges and in volume.
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Supacat and MBDA's Brimstone HMT Overwatch concept demonstrator (Picture source: Supacat)

Phil Applegarth, Director of Supacat, said: “Overwatch creates a potent new capability for Light Forces, combining HMT’s all-terrain agility with Brimstone’s precision effects, and demonstrates the versatility of both elements”.

Mike Mew, UK SBD Director MBDA UK, said: “This Light Overwatch concept showcases how we can take an in-service platform and rapidly deliver an operational capability that provides a major lethality boost to the front-line while learning lessons to spiral capabilities for the future. This is a great UK industry example of experimentation, supporting Op MOBILISE, accelerating Future Soldier and alignment with the Land Industry Strategy”.

Supacat’s HMT (High Mobility Transport) platform is designed for modularity and equipment integration while Brimstone’s ‘one missile, multi-platform versatile design can be integrated onto helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft (including fast jets), land vehicles, naval platforms and UAVs.

Brimstone HMT Overwatch provides an all-weather fire-and-forget capability and with low collateral damage in restrictive engagement scenarios. It has a salvo launch option to achieve coordinated effects on multiple targets during a single mission and includes line-of-sight or non-line-of-sight engagements, third-party targeting and high off-boresight agility. Brimstone also provides best-in-class Insensitive Munitions-compliance for safety.