MBDA Signs MoU With 5 Australian Companies On MMP Missile Manufacture

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MBDA Signs MoU With 5 Australian Companies On MMP Missile Manufacture
MBDA's MMP anti-tank guided missile

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. It is the most advanced and lowest risk missile solution for Land 400 Phase 2 and offers unique technological and strategic benefits to Australia,” MBDA Australia Managing Director, Andy Watson said.

MBDA also announced an intention to create MBDA Australia Pty Ltd to cater to the Australian business.

South Australian companies Airspeed and Codan, Victorian companies Pennant Australasia and Pelican Trimcast together with West Australian based Hofmann Engineering are the latest additions to the MBDA Australia Partnering Network, which already includes Queensland’s Ferra Engineering.

“We have been engaged with some of these companies for more than four years and LAND 400 is now providing the catalyst to allow us to take these relationships to the next stage,” Watson said.

 “Our vision is for MMP to become the first missile that is built, maintained and evolved in Australia. This means that the missile will be assembled in Australia, with key components and vehicle integration kits built by world-class Australian companies. We hope that these companies will become part of MBDA’s global supply chain for MMP and, in the future, for other MBDA systems,” Watson said.

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