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MBDA - 60 YEARS IN AUSTRALIA

Australian Armed Forces have operated MBDA developed Guided Missile systems for almost 60 years,  Australia’s soldiers and airmen have been protected by Ground Based Air Defence (jointly developed Bloodhound and Rapier systems) and Airborne (ASRAAM and R530 air to air missiles) and has been able to take the fight to the enemy with the Anti-Tank Guided Missile, Milan.

Today MBDA’s ASRAAM is providing the F/A-18 fleet unparalleled air combat capability whether over Australia or in the international coalition against ISIS. Through MBDA’s unique relationship with the Commonwealth, we have jointly enhanced the ASRAAM missile to ensure it continues to meet Australia’s needs.

MBDA’s mission is to provide Australia with decisive military capabilities and deliver Operation Sovereignty enabling strategic independence; MBDA is investing in Australia to ensure both positive economic and technological advantage for the Commonwealth.

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The MBDA MMP programme receives the AAT – Ingénieur Général Chanson Award

31/07/2017

With the Land 400 Phase 2 Risk Mitigation Activity programme soon drawing to a close, MMP remains the only 5th […]

With the Land 400 Phase 2 Risk Mitigation Activity programme soon drawing to a close, MMP remains the only 5th Generation land combat missile system in full scale production today. MMP has been designed from the outset for both dismounted troops and vehicle integration, and is now in the delivery phase for use by the French army and Special Forces. On 27 June, the 44th French Association of Land Armaments (Association de l’Armement Terrestre or AAT) Ingénieur Général Chanson award was presented by DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement of the French ministry of Armed Forces) Executive Vice President Vincent Imbert to Vincent Guibout (MMP Programme Leader at MBDA) and Alain Prugne (MMP Programme Director at the DGA) for their work on the ‘Missile Moyenne Portée’ MMP weapon system. Particularly ambitious technically and in terms of its lead time, the MMP programme is now keeping all its promises. The latest qualification test firings have confirmed the level of maturity achieved at the end of a short development lead time, with a remarkable level of performance recognised and welcomed by the community of users; a level that puts this missile a very long way ahead of its competitors. The MMP system is[...]
11/10/2016
MMP programme approaches IOC

As the LAND 400 Risk Mitigation Activity programme gets underway, MBDA’s MMP 5th generation battlefield weapon completes qualification.


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