A team comprising MBDA, tech firm Kalray, the French defence procurement agency (DGA) and the French Armys technical section have developed an artificial intelligence based 2ACI, automatic target recognition by imaging system that is able to direct fire at an object identified as an enemy asset based on an analysis of its image. The 2ACI function thereby allows the detection, recognition and identification of fixed and moving targets through real-time processing of the video stream output from weapon systems imaging sensors
The consortium of MBDA and Lockheed Martin Tactical Air Defence System (Taktisches Luftverteidigung: TLVS) has submitted its proposal for Germanys future Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) system. The tender proposes an efficient four-phased approach that includes development, integration, testing and delivery of a fielded multi-mission system
European company MBDA has won a €200 million contract to supply 100 Meteor air-to-air missiles to be equipped on Brazilian Gripen NG fighters. The aircraft are expected to be commissioned by the Brazilian Air Force in 2021 or 2022
MBDA has appointed Eric Béranger a new chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from 1 June 2019, replacing Antoine Bouvier. Over the past 20 years Éric has worked in a number of senior positions in Airbus Defence and Space, and most lately led Global Communications Company OneWeb, MBDA said in a press release
MBDA and ALPhANOV inaugurated their common Vulnerability Test Facility (VTF) to test the effects of lasers on materials which will help in the development of laser weapons. The VTF has the ability to simulate many of the real world conditions of a real-life laser firing, including: the imperfections of pointing a dynamic beam, employment against crossing and spinning targets, and the complex interactions between the laser and target materials, among others
MBDA has test-fired latest iteration of the precision-strike weapon, Brimstone 3. Conducted at the Vidsel range in Sweden, the telemetry unit-equipped Brimstone 3 was deployed from a surface launcher against a pick-up truck target, the company said in a statement
Anglo-French future cruise missile programme has passed a key review jointly conducted with Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and the Direction Générale de lArmement (DGA), the British and French armament procurement agencies. The conclusion part of the review helps the two nations to select the most promising missile concepts, MBDA said in a statement Wednesday
BAE Systems along with Lockheed Martin and MBDA have started integrating next generation weapon systems on the United Kingdoms fleet of F-35 fighter aircraft. BAE Systems has received an initial funding award from Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor on the F-35 programme, to start integration efforts for MBDAs Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile and SPEAR precision surface attack missile, the company said in a statement Monday
MBDA will be introducing the SPIMM (Self-Protection Integrated Mistral Module) designed to equip ships of all types, particularly those without a combat system (such as supply ships), at NAVDEX 2019 this week in UAE. The SPIMM module consists of a SIMBAD-RC automated naval turret equipped with two ready-to-fire Mistral missiles and a 360° infrared panoramic system to detect and track air and surface threats
MBDA and Milrem Robotics debut the worlds first anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at IDEX 2019, the main defence industry event in the MENA region. The joint project integrates the Milrem Robotics THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle with the MBDA IMPACT (Integrated MMP Precision Attack Combat Turret) system fitted with two MMP 5th generation battlefield engagement missiles and a self-defence machine gun
The French Ministry of Defense and Dassault test fired two Meteor missiles from a Rafale aircraft last week. On Wednesday, 13 February, at 13:30, a patrol composed of two Rafale fighters took off from the air base of Cazaux (Gironde) to fire a first Meteor missile, the French MoD said in a statement last Thursday
Germany and the UK are at loggerheads over the former blocking the export of MBDAs Meteor long range air-to-air missile for use on Saudi Arabias Eurofighter Typhoons. Berlin is understood to have blocked the sale citing German-made components in the missile as it is opposed to Saudi Arabias use of the Meteor-mounted Typhoons in the Yemen conflict and over the Jamal Khashoggi affair
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