MBDA To Supply Exocet Anti-Ship, Aster Air-Defense Missiles To Qatar In 1 Billion Euros Deal

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MBDA To Supply Exocet Anti-Ship, Aster Air-Defense Missiles To Qatar In 1 Billion Euros Deal
Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missile fired from a FREMM frigate (Image: MBDA)

MBDA Italia has signed contract worth more than 1 billion euros to supply the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) with missiles for their new naval vessels recently procured from Fincantieri.

MBDA will be supplying the QENF in due course with Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missiles as well as Aster 30 Block 1 and VL MICA air defence missiles, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

Today’s contract signature follows the Letter of Award which was signed in Rome on 16th June within the framework of a Government to Government agreement signed between the Ministry of Defence of Italy and that of Qatar.

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