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  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Italian missile manufacturer MBDA signed a 1 billion euro contract on June 29 to supply the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) with missiles for their new naval vessels to be procured from Fincantieri. Qatar is to acquire a total of seven surface vessels under the 3.9 billion euro contract which followed the Letter of Award signed in Rome […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    European missile manufacturer MBDA has been awarded a contract to supply additional Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles to the UAE Navy, the company announced on Monday. This is a follow on to the contract signed in February 2009 for the supply of Marte missiles. Each high speed multi-role combat vessel will be equipped with four box launchers […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    MBDA and Lockheed Martin announced they have completed a series of trials aimed at qualifying the integration of MBDA’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) with Lockheed Martin’s Extensible Launching System (ExLS) 3-Cell stand alone launcher. ExLS is Lockheed Martin’s low-cost alternative for integrating new missiles and munitions into naval surface combatants. The compact vertical launch 3-cell […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French defense contractor MDBA has unveiled a new shipborne module for the launching of Mistral missiles called SPIMM (Self-Protection Integrated Mistral Module). The air-defense module is based on the SIMBAD-RC system and designed to equip ships of all types, particularly those without a combat system (such as supply ships). The module consists of a SIMBAD-RC automated […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    London-based missile developer MBDA welcomed the signature of the Demonstration and Manufacture contract for the FASGW(H)/ANL (Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy)/ Anti Navire Léger) missile on 27th March 2014.   This jointly funded Anglo-French contract, valued at more than £500 million (€600 million) has been awarded to MBDA by the UK DE&S (Defence Equipment […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A £36M (USD 60.6M) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been placed with MBDA for the Land variant of the Future Local Area Air Defence System (FLAADSLand).   This will fund an Assessment Phase that will demonstrate the adaptation and evolution of core weapon system subsystems (e.g. command & control) for the […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The New Zealand Ministry of Defence signed a contract on 21st May with MBDA for the provision of Sea Ceptor for the Local Area Air Defence element of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project. This contract confirms the selection of the system by the RNZN for its ANZAC frigates that […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    European missile manufacturer MBDA has opened a new facility in Bolton, Great Britain, in a ceremony attended by UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson. During the ceremony, the defense secretary unveiled a plaque to mark the completion of five years of work and £50 million worth of investment into the high-tech site. The move to the […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Qatar Emiri Navy on March 30 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European missile system manufacturer MBDA for the delivery of a coastal defence missile system. According to MBDA, the MOU precedes a contract worth 2.64 billion Qatari riyals (approx. 640 million euros). The coastal missile systems that would be provided are capable of deploying two different munitions, […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    European missile developer MBDA signed a contract with the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) for the supply of a coastal defense system to the Middle East country. According to MBDA, the coastal missile system will deploy two different munitions, Marte ER (the Extended Range version of the Marte missile) and Exocet MM40 Block 3. The company further said the system would be able to […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Missile systems developer MBDA has unveiled a navalized version of the MMP 5th generation ground combat missile at Euronaval. MDBA said the decision to introduce the system follows the operational evaluation campaign carried out at the end of the summer by the French armed forces in Djibouti to confirm the reliability and operational performance of […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK defense contractor BAE Systems announced it has started work on the integration of Meteor air-to-air and SPEAR surface attack missiles on to the UK’s fleet of F-35B fighter jets. As explained by the company, it has received an initial funding award from Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor on the F-35 program, to start integration […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Hundreds of workers at a British missile factory have been thanked by the Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Peter Luff for their efforts in supporting the Armed Forces during the Libya intervention. The Minister visited MBDA UK at Lostock in Bolton last week to see for himself where some of the UK’s most […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    MBDA is unveiling CVW101 STRATUS, its latest Concept Visions project, at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014.   STRATUS provides a transformational, innovative approach to Command & Control and Mission Control of Missile Systems across domains (land, air and naval) and platforms, maximising the use of the weapon resources available in the battlespace in order to […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Equipment & technology

    French missile systems specialist MBDA announced they tested the Mistral missile against fast boats such as fast inshore attack craft in a demonstration in front of a number of foreign delegations. The firing was performed from a SIMBAD-RC automated naval turret firing from the land against a fast moving remotely-controlled semi-rigid boat more than 3 […]

  • 15 November 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The MBDA-developed Marte ER anti-ship missile has successfully completed its first firing, the French company has said. The missile passed this major phase in its development in a trial that was carried out on November 9 in an Italian test range. According to MBDA, the Marte ER missile flew for more than 100 km on […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    French missile manufacturer MBDA recently carried out a second development firing of its Sea Venom/ANL missile using a French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA – Direction Générale de l’Armement) Panther test helicopter for launch at Ile Du Levant in southeast France. The firing took place on April 18 and highlighted Sea Venom/ANL’s lock on after launch […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

      On the 9th September 2013, MBDA received a £250M production contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the delivery of the Sea Ceptor air defence weapon system that comprises of the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and system equipment. Sea Ceptor will initially equip the Royal Navy’s (RN) Type 23 frigates from […]

  • 21 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Brazilian Navy on Tuesday issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of new Tamandaré-class corvettes. The RFP was announced at the Brazilian Naval Academy by defense minister Raul Jungmann and navy chief Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira. Brazil is planning to invest US$1.6 billion to acquire four corvettes in the class. The country is […]

  • 7 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Queen Elizabeth Progress on Track UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited Scotland to see the progress being made in building the UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. UK Navy’s New Strike Fighter Flies Fully Bombed-Up This is UK Navy’s next-generation strike fighter fully bombed-up in flight for the first time. HMS Albion Slowly […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    On 1st July 2013, the French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) successfully carried out the first qualification firing of the naval cruise missile (MdCN or Missile de Croisière Naval). The firing, which took place at the DGA’s Biscarrosse missile test centre (situated in the department of Landes in South West France) , was representative of […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with European missile manufacturer MBDA worth around £184 million to equip the Royal Navy’s new supersonic stealth combat aircraft with the ASRAAM air-to-air missile. Designed and manufactured in the UK, ASRAAM is a heat-seeking weapon which will give Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy F-35B Lightning II pilots, […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The Brazilian defense ministry has selected the Águas Azuis Consortium as the preferred bidder for the construction of the Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré-class corvettes. The consortium, formed by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security and Atech, will build a total of four ships under the program which will cost up to USD1.6 billion. The winning […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    UK and French ministers of defense signed an agreement on Tuesday that will allow the two countries to jointly develop the The Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon program with MBDA. The Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon programme will look at options to replace and improve existing Naval and Air Force weapons systems in the next decade. Lasting up to three […]

  • 7 October 2013
    Equipment & technology

    The New Zealand MoD has confirmed its preferred tenderers for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade project to include MBDA as the provider of Sea Ceptor for the Local Area Air Defence (LAAD) system; subject to the New Zealand (NZ) Government’s final approval to proceed. Sea Ceptor will equip frigates HMNZ Te Kaha and […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A Royal Navy Lynx Mk 8 helicopter recently performed air carriage and jettison trials of the MBDA-made Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile. According to the missile manufacturer, the trials proved that the missile can be integrated onto the Lynx and Super Lynx helicopters. Sea Venom/ANL has been developed to deliver an enhanced capability to replace existing and legacy […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The first Royal Navy Type 23 frigate to be upgraded with a Sea Ceptor missile system has carried out the first successful firings of the new missile system, the Royal Navy announced. The Sea Ceptor system, which utilises MBDA’s next-generation Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM), is being fitted to replace the Sea Wolf weapon system […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Naval Group has concluded negotiations for the construction of two Gowind corvettes for the United Arab Emirates Navy. The deal is estimated to be worth around €750 million (US $850 million) and has options for an additional two units in the class. The contract signing was first reported by Intelligence Online and subsequently […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has authorized French shipbuilder CMN to start construction of three FS56 patrol boats for the Royal Saudi Navy, French La Tribune reported citing sources. The contract is valued at EUR250 million. The vessels were supposed to be delivered to Lebanon and paid for by Riyadh under a $3 billion aid package. […]