A Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter has tested a new missile while deployed with the UK's Carrier Strike Group (CSG21).
The Martlet missile system is designed to protect the Navy's Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers from attack by small boats.
It is the first time the weapon has been fired during frontline operations, according to the Navy.
The Wildcat, from 815 Naval Air Squadron, has been deployed on CSG21 with HMS Defender.
The helicopters can carry up to 20 laser-sensor Martlet missiles.