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 French Armed Forces Ministry takes delivery of its first MMPs
A Press Release from France’s defence procurement agency: France’s defence procurement agency, the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), has accepted […]
A Press Release from France’s defence procurement agency: France’s defence procurement agency, the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), has accepted the delivery to the French Armed Forces of the first batch of 50 missiles and 20 firing posts from the new MMP system. The deliveries were conducted between 15 and 23 November. The new system will gradually replace the Milan, the HOT missiles mounted on VAB Armoured Fighting Vehicles and the ERYX for some of these missiles. It will be issued to French Army infantry and cavalry units, and to Special Forces of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The MMP programme will see the delivery of 400 firing posts and 1,750 missiles across all of the French Armed Forces by 2025. The first deliveries will be used to train future users. The weapon system will be deployed in operations in the course of 2018. The DGA, which awarded MBDA the MMP contract in 2013, qualified the system last July, clearing the way for serial production. The government-run techno-operational trials at the DGA’s test centre in Bourges from August to October 2017, with the assistance of operational experts from the Section Technique de l’Armée de Terre (STAT), underlined the excellent[...]
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