ASTER represents one of the best in MBDA’s international cooperative programme management skills and its technical ability. In service with several armed forces, ASTER has been proven against a range of ballistic missile representative targets, as well as against sea skimming supersonic targets, in both its ground based and naval based and has in so far established a capability which remains unmatched worldwide.
In addition to the ASTER family of missiles, MBDA will also showcase a number of systems including the VL MICA, a 360° air-defence system designed to engage multiple targets. This system will be featured along with MBDA’s short-range GBAD missile, MISTRAL. The missile has a 6-km range and is designed for surface-to-air defence systems, and is capable of intercepting a wide variety of aerial targets with an 96% success rate in over 4,700 live firings, including manoeuvring targets, fixed-wing aircraft, nap-of-the-earth helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles.
“We are very glad to be here,” commented Florent Duleux, MBDA’s Export Vice President for the Middle East. “IDEX-NAVDEX are two of the biggest defence exhibitions, and make the perfect opportunity for us to meet and engage with our partners in the region. This year, we are showing a number of defence solutions that showcase MBDA’s innovation and commitment to the best in-class defence systems. The GCC is a very important partner to us, so we’re looking forward to the event.”
Additionally, MBDA will be showcasing their SPADA 2000 ground based missile system, the road clearance system SOUVIM 2, which is now used by the French Army in Afghanistan, the PARS 3 LR system, which is an important battlefield engagement high-precision fire-and-forget solution, MILAN ER, a new generation infantry weapon for tactical fire support and precision close combat operations.
Other systems on display include the ERYX infantry weapon for short-range combat, the highly acclaimed DUAL MODE BRIMSTONE (DMB) which was recently deployed in Libya, the world’s best known anti-ship missile EXOCET MM40 Block3 which is in service with several navies , and MBDA’s CWSP (Combat Warfare System Package) operating self-defence SIMBAD-RC system and MARTE MK2N antiship system for patrol boats and logistic vessels.
MBDA is also displaying air launched weapons for latest generations combat aircrafts, including the latest BVRAAM (Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile) METEOR.
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