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MBDA Sees Strong Year Ahead

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David Oliver - MBDA held its annual UK press conference in London on 20 March when CEO Antoine Bouvier, chief financial officer Peter Bols and UK managing director Chris Allam reported on the company’s 2018 annual results and its vision for the future. Peter Bols...

MBDA and Milrem Robotics unveil the world’s first anti-tank UGV

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MBDA and Milrem Robotics are showcasing the world’s first anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at IDEX 2019, the main defence industry event in the MENA region. The debut of the system’s advanced concept comes only eight months after Milrem Robotics and MBDA announced the...

Rafale F4 launched

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Jon Lake - On 14 January 2019, the French government signed a $2.26 billion (€2 billion) contract with Dassault Aviation for a batch of 28 Rafales and at the same time approved the development of the new F4 standard. Like the rival Eurofighter Typhoon, the...

RAF Typhoons Carry Brimstone Over Syria

Jon Lake - The RAF’s Typhoon Force has flown its first operational sortie carrying the new-to-Typhoon MBDA Brimstone 2 precision attack missile. On 30 January, Air Commodore Justin Reuter, UK Air Component Commander for Operation Shader and Air Officer Commanding 83 Expeditionary Air Group shared a...

RAF Tornado Bows Out

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Jon Lake - On 31 January 2019, the RAF Tornado Force flew its final operational sortie on Operation Shader - the UK element of the international campaign against Daesh (the so-called Islamic State group). Two Panavia Tornado GR.Mk4s took off from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus...

Four generations of strike fighters?

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When UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that the RAF’s F-35Bs were ready to deploy, having attained initial operating capability (IOC), he did so in front of four different RAF Fast Jets. For the ceremony, held at RAF Marham in Norfolk on 10 January,...

MBDA Reveals Spectre UAV

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At DVD 2018 at the Millbrook Proving Ground, MBDA unveiled a company-funded low cost tiltrotor armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Sprectre. Designed to be an on-call organic capability for ground forces, it provides rapid close air support at sub-unit level in military organisations. It...

New RAM launchers for the German Navy

At June 2018, RAM-System GmbH (RAMSYS) was awarded for the delivery of ten Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launching systems for the German Navy. These weapon systems will be installed and integrated on the second batch of already procured K130 class corvettes. The RAM weapon system...

£850M Sea Ceptor Missile System enters service with the Royal Navy

A world-class missile system that will protect the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers has officially entered service, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced. Sea Ceptor provides a powerful shield against airborne threats, including hostile combat jets, helicopters and other missiles, and has been developed and manufactured...

Saab receives Order for TAURUS KEPD 350 components

Saab has received an order from TAURUS Systems GmbH for deliveries of components and hardware to the TAURUS KEPD 350 stand-off missile system. The order value amounts to approximately SEK 236 million and deliveries will take place during the period 2019-2020. The TAURUS KEPD 350...

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