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Typhoon Breeds Tempest

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The three-year, $519 million (£425m) BAE Systems-led Project Centurion, has re-equipped the RAF’s Tranche 2 Typhoon fleet with MBDA’s Storm Shadow deep strike cruise missile, Meteor air-to-air missile and Brimstone precision attack missile, for operations into the 2040s. The next phase of the Typhoon enhancement...

MBDA unveils its vision of Future Air Systems

MBDA presents for the first time its vision of the capabilities that will lie at the heart of the next generation of European air combat systems. As threats evolve and access denial strategies become ever more complex, with diversified effects combining surface-to-air and air-to-air assets...

Serbia signs for the acquisition of Mistral 3 short-range air defence systems with MBDA

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On the 16 July, on the occasion of the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Serbia, MBDA announces the signing of a contract for the acquisition of Mistral 3 short-range air defense systems by the Ministry of Defence of Serbia. With this first...

Throwing SPEARS

Dr. Thomas Withington - MBDA and Leonardo are moving forward with the development of an Electronic Warfare (EW) variant of MBDA’s Select Precision Effects At Range Capability-3 (SPEAR’3) air-to-surface missile. The SPEAR-EW initiative was announced this April and could develop an air-launched loitering EW system...

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,...

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