MBDA debuts Teseo MK2 / E at SEAFUTURE2021

A. Avignoni – MBDA 2021/The new TESEO MK2/E


MBDA will present for the first time a 1: 1 scale model of the Teseo Mk2 / E anti-ship missile at SEAFUTURE2021 in La Spezia. Now under a development contract for the Italian Navy, Teseo Mk2 / E is a new generation of the Teseo family, known worldwide as OTOMAT.  SEAFUTURE2021 is an ideal event to unveil this weapon system a s the event is taking place in La Spezia. This the location of the MBDA site where the new system is taking shape, which is the home of the Italian anti-ship missile par excellence.

MBDA’s presence at SEAFUTURE2021 is a perfect occasion to show the most advanced strategic capabilities and the most recent naval products the company offers in the Naval defence sector worldwide. They are the answer new operational requirements and can counteract ever-evolving threats.

Innovation is the watchword for MBDA at SEAFUTURE2021. In addition to the debut of Teseo MK2 / E, the company is also showcasing several new systems at the event. MARTE-ER, for fixed and rotary-wing platforms. CAMM-ER, which, can be integrated into the new Albatros NG naval system. Plus, the latest version of the ASTER missile, the B1 NT, recently under a contract as well, to make it more and more performing. ASTER is a fundamental component in the SAAM ESD (Surface-to-Air Anti-Missile) naval defence system. The B1 NT version will equip the new PPA (multipurpose offshore patrol vessels) of the Italian Navy, with the system being able to carry out both point and area defence, as well as an anti-ballistic missile function.

The ASTER family of missiles is one of the cooperation programmes behind the birth of MBDA. It represents a reference system in the missile panorama of naval air defence. The recent NATO Formidable Shield 2021 exercise saw successful firings of Aster 30 by the Italian, British and French navies.