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Executive Group Director Strategy of MBDA Pasquale di Bartolomeo and Qatari naval commander Major General Mohammed Nasser Al Mohannadi signing the Coastal Defense System contract in Doha, Septembre 1st.
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MBDA signs contract to supply a coastal missile system to Qatar


MBDA has signed today in Doha a contract for the supply of a coastal defence system for the Qatar Emiri Naval Force (QENF).

1st September 2016, MBDA signed today in Doha a contract for the supply of a coastal defence system for the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces (QENF). This innovative coastal missile system will deploy two different munitions, Marte ER (the Extended Range version of the Marte missile) and Exocet MM40 Block 3 , and it will be able to work in autonomous mode with its own radar, or alternatively by data-linking to a higher level within a wider coastal surveillance network. The supply of these coastal missile systems will allow the QENF to prevent hostile ships from reaching and threatening their territorial waters. With this further contract signed by MBDA, the partnership between the three countries Qatar, Italy and France is confirmed and reinforced in a strategic environment such as defence. Antoine Bouvier, CEO of MBDA, commented:“I am delighted that Qatar has confirmed the trust placed in MBDA for its defence requirements, just a few months after signing the MoU during DIMDEX exhibition. MBDA is now one of the country’s leading defence suppliers and will continue to show its long-standing commitment and support for the Qatari Armed Forces. Today’s contract follows the one signed with the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces last June[...]

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