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. It has the capability to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles, aircraft and other highly sophisticated threats.
Designed and manufactured by MBDA in the UK, CAMM will be deployed using the Sea Ceptor and Land Ceptor weapon systems that will protect the Royal Navy’s Type 23 and future Type 26 warships, as well as enhancing the British Army’s Ground Based Air Defence system, a MBDA release said Friday.
Sea Ceptor and Land Ceptor use innovative radar and datalink technology to guide the CAMM with incredible accuracy. CAMM’s associated radar system tracks the maritime or land based threat and uses the datalink to update the missile with the location of the threat.
The CAMM’s own active radar seeker can then take over the missile guidance. The missiles are designed to provide 360 degree coverage and high degrees of manoeuvrability.
The Sea Ceptor weapon system incorporating CAMM will replace the Sea Wolf weapon system on the Type 23 Frigate and provide the anti-air defence capability on the new Type 26 frigates for the Royal Navy. Similarly, the Land Ceptor weapon system will replace the Rapier weapon system in service with the British Army and contribute technology to the replacement of ASRAAM in service with the Royal Air Force.
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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
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HMS Argyll has successfully conducted the first firing of the Sea Ceptor system which provides improved protection for the Royal Navy against anti-ship cruise missiles, aircraft and other highly sophisticated threats. The Sea Ceptor system, which utilises MBDAs next-generation Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM), is being fitted to replace the Sea Wolf weapon system on the Type 23 frigates as part of their life-extension programme, an MBDA release said
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