By the way, this statement "This is the first time in Operation ELLAMY that Brimstone has been used against a target that was not a vehicle." clarifies that the missiles/bombs used agaist the Libyan Navy ships few days ago were not Brimstones.
In this Libyan operation it seems that all the different involved countries want to highlight their newest weapons systems... It's close to a military parade of the latest aerospace systems a part for U.S.
Just some combat debuts:
Rafale (not combat debut, but first wide operational use)
SCALP EG / Storm Shadow
Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier in its intended role of strike carrier
Now they want to expose Tiger helos...