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Military equipment

MBDA Deutschland deployed a laser effector against a mini drone

In May 2015, MBDA Deutschland deployed a laser effector to acquire, track, and defeat a free-flying mini drone, the first time such technology has been used to this effect. The mini drone was destroyed within seconds of the start of the test which was carried out at MBDA Deutschland’s testing area in Schrobenhausen. The drone […]

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Armament

A first in Europe: the FREMM Aquitaine fires a naval cruise missile from MBDA

The frigate Aquitaine, the first unit in the multi-mission frigate program (FREMM), has successfully fired its first missiles: an Exocet MM40 surface-to-surface missile and a naval cruise missile. The missiles were fired respectively on 12 and 19 May on the firing ranges of the DGA missile testing centre off Levant Island. This is the first […]

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Armament

EDIC’s NIMR Automotive & MBDA unveil the HAFEET Air Defence Vehicle (HAFEET ADV)

Abu Dhabi, 22nd February, 2015: MBDA and NIMR Automotive LLC, a light-medium weight military vehicle manufacturer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and part of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), an integrated national defence and services manufacturing platform, have entered into a commercial partnership to address a requirement of the Emirates Defence Forces for a […]

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Armament

Second successful firing of MBDA’s MMP land combat missile

On 12th February, 2015, another test firing of the MMP missile took place at the French Procurement Agency DGA Techniques Terrestres site in Bourges central France. This latest firing, against a steel target positioned at an intermediate range, was carried out in lock on before launch mode (fire-and-forget) using the missile seeker’s colour TV channel […]

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Armament

Successful first firing of the MMP combat support missile

Monday, 2nd February 2015 : The French Defence Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de l’Armement) successfully carried out the first firing of MMP (Missile de Moyenne Portée or Medium Range Missile), the successor to the Milan weapon system. Carried out at the DGA Techniques Terrestres site in Bourges (central France), the firing test served to confirm […]

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Military equipment

MBDA delivers the first PCP and IMCP command and control systems

At the beginning of December 2014, MBDA delivered the first PCP (Platoon Command Post) and IMCP (Improved Missile Control Post) air defence command and control (C2) systems destined for an export customer. Production of the remaining systems currently under order will be spread over the next two years. These PCP and IMCP systems will form […]