Brimstone is a "fire-and-forget" radar-guided precision weapon which can be used against moving targets, and was cited by Prime Minister David Cameron in the run-up to last month's vote on war in Syria as the kind of UK asset which would make a "meaningful difference" to the battle against IS.
Two Tornado GR4 jets using a Brimstone missile to destroy a supply truck near Raqqa and targeting two IS buildings in the area, including a command and control centre, with Paveway IV laser-guided bombs.
But the operation depends hugely on the super-accurate Brimstone, which can almost guarantee the destruction of its targets while minimising civilian casualties.
It is a different story, though, when firing Brimstone against smaller targets like moving cars.
He said: "If you have fired something like Brimstone then you can have another peak in your blood pressure, and your breathing and your heart rate, because I am now guiding that weapon into the target.
If British airstrikes in Syria go ahead then Tornados equipped with Brimstone missiles are the best and least risky option.
Daily patrols by Tornados in Iraq since last September have already used Brimstone to devastating effect against cars, armoured vehicles and fortified compounds many times.
Mistakes do and will happen so no matter how super-accurate the Brimstone is, ultimately these super-tech missiles are only as good as the people who fire them.
The contract, which was declared on 19 June, is geared not just at equipping the Typhoon with the Brimstone air-to-surface missile by 2018, however with exploring a common launcher approach which could also be used for other multiple weapons stores such as SPEAR 3.
The Eurofighter consortium along with Brimstone is at present working towards integrating the MBDA Storm Shadow and Taurus cruise missiles to give the Typhoon a stand-off strike capability.
Making approximately 35 radar `cuts' per vehicle, the Brimstone automatically recognises all tracked fighting vehicles (tanks, armoured personnel carriers, self-propelled guns and air defence units), and will attack provided it can see at least half the target.
The Brimstone can be instructed to search in a variety of modes (column, point and area), with pre-set distances to start search, stop and self-destruct (by diving into the ground).