MBDA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Queensland based Ferra Engineering to support Australian Industry content proposal to contribute to $20 billion Land 400 program .
MBDA Australia Managing Director, Andy Watson said. “Our product for Land 400, MMP, is the only fifth generation anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) in production”
“MMP is the most advanced and lowest risk missile solution for Land 400 Phase 2 and we are delighted to partner with Ferra Engineering to help bring MMP’s technological and strategic benefits to Australia,” he said.
“MBDA’s approach to Australian Industrial Content is based on two principles: ensuring the Commonwealth has the highest level of operational independence and sovereignty in its use of the missile and generating real opportunities for Australian industry”.
Ferra Engineering Managing Director, Mark Arthur, said that “this is an exciting opportunity to develop a long term partnership with MBDA, and we look forward to working with them into the future”.
The MoU with Ferra Engineering is the first of a number of agreements with Australian companies expected to be completed over the coming weeks and builds on MBDA’s established record for industrial participation and technology transfer in Australia.
MBDA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Romanian defence group Romarm and its subsidiary Electromecanica Ploiesti that permits them to define and present the best French proposal for tactical missile systems. The MoU was signed in response to the operational requirements of the Romanian Armed Forces for land based air defence systems
MBDA has a secured a £323 million contract for the next batch of Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) for the British Army and Royal Navy. The CAMM is designed for use both at sea and on land
MBDA has introduced its new SmartGlider family of guided weapons, optimised to counter anti-access strategies and other emerging battlespace threats. Planned to become available for fast jets no later than 2025, SmartGlider forms a family of all-up-round glider weapons, with folding wings and a range of over 100 km
UKs Ministry of Defense (MoD) has awarded three new missile contracts worth £539 million ($690 million) for Meteor, Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and Sea Viper missile systems from MBDA. Secretary of State, Sir Michael Fallon, said “This substantial investment in missile systems is vital in protecting our ships and planes from the most complex global threats as our Armed Forces keep the UK safe, UK MoD said in a statement Friday
UK and France signed an agreement to explore future missile technologies with European missile maker MBDA under €100 million ($108 million) program. Signed during a visit by Laurent Collet-Billon, head of the French defense procurement office, Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) to the Ministry of Defence, the agreement begins a three-year concept phase to develop future long range weapons for the British and French Navies and Air Forces, the British defense ministry said March 28
Israel-built anti-tank guided missile, the Spike LR2 has been selected for the Australian LAND 400 armored vehicles program, Australias Department of Defence confirmed today. Rafael has beaten out European consortium MBDA for the anti-tank missile system that will be fitted to Rheinmetall's Boxer CRVs
BAE Systems Australia today announced that it had awarded an additional package of LAND 400 work worth over $15M to a local firm Marand to manufacture the AMV35s turret shell. LAND 400 is the Australian Armys largest ever vehicle replacement program
French firm MBDA has entered into global strategic partnership with Safran Australia as part of its bid for the Missile Moyen Portee (MMP) system anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) component being offered for the Australian Armys LAND 400 Ph 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) programme. According to the press release, Safran Electronics & Defense will play a key role in response to the Commonwealth of Australias Defence Industry Policy Statement to support the development of Australian sovereign industrial and strategic capability
BAE Systems Australia has selected local partner, Milspec Manufacturing to offer a Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) for Australian Army's largest ever vehicle replacement program, dubbed LAND 400 Phase 2 to replace the General Dynamics Land Systems (8x8) ASLAV. BAE Systems is offering Patria's AMV35 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle that will be fitted with a Hagglunds CV9035 35 mm two-person turret
MBDA has signed an MoU with five Australian companies to transfer the manufacture of its MMP missile system to Australia if selected for the $20bn LAND 400 program. “MMP is the only fifth generation anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) in production
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