To ask the Secretary of State for Defence
(1) what assessment he has made of the merits of integrating MBDA Brimstone 2 air-to-ground precision weapon with the Typhoon aircraft to the UK's defence capabilities;
(2) what progress his Department has made on work to integrate the MBDA Brimstone 2 air-to-ground precision weapon with the Typhoon aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
The MBDA Brimstone 2 will enhance the multi-role capability of the Typhoon aircraft as it is effective against challenging, high speed and manoeuvring targets over land and sea.
Work is under way to evaluate the integration of Brimstone 2 with the Typhoon aircraft. On