Saab has won a warhead production contract from MBDA France for MMP medium-range missile.
The order has been placed with Saab’s subsidiary Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS). Deliveries are scheduled for 2017, the company announced today.
The MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée, medium-range missile) is a high-technology, new-generation battlefield missile. It is established as one of the French Ministry of Defense’s major new programmes, within its Military Planning Act 2014-2019, to modernise the French Army.
This versatile missile is currently in its development phase following notification of a development contract by the French defence procurement agency, the DGA.
The warhead for the MMP, developed by Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS), with high precision, the MMP will enable armed forces to neutralise the many different target types that they might encounter.
Tests with the warhead against the latest generation of explosive reactive armour have been successfully completed. The warhead ensures that collateral damage is kept to a minimum while maximising the safety of the operator.
“Our cooperation with MBDA France is extraordinary and mutually beneficial,” said Stephan Kocher, head of Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland.