MBDA has been awarded a contract by Boeing to produce up to 21,000 Diamond Back Wing Assemblies for the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB-1).
This new contract follows a U.S. Air Force award to Boeing for additional SDB-1 production.
MBDA’s Diamond Back Wing Assembly, a key component of Boeing’s Small Diameter Bomb, features a patented tandem wing design that improves SDB’s maneuverability and extends its range to over 60 nautical miles, increasing pilot safety and expanding operational reach.
SDB-1 is an advanced precision-guided glide bomb that provides aircraft with the ability to carry a higher number of weapons and accurately strike multiple targets in a single combat sortie.
MBDA has produced over 18,000 Diamond Back Wing Assemblies. MBDA produced the 20,000th unit in September 2017.
MBDA will continue assembling and testing Diamond Back Wing Assemblies at its Huntsville, Alabama facility and is hiring new staff and expanding its facilities to accommodate increasing demand for wing assemblies
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
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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
MBDA Germany has carried out trials of new Laser Weapon System (LWS) demonstrator designed to test its beam guidance and tracking system in a sequence of simulated engagements of airborne targets. The trials were conducted at the Bundeswehr's military training ground at Putlos on the Baltic Sea from 4-14 October
European missile manufacturer MBDA is waiting for permission from India's Defense Ministry to finalize its negotiation with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on naval air defense missile. “Short-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (SR-SAM) is at very final stage, we have addressed all the topics linked to design, work share, future production, content of technology transfer (ToT)” Loic Piedevache, country head India of MBDA group, said during workshop organized on missile technologies for Indian armed forces
UK Ministry of Defense has awarded $125 million to MBDA for the advanced Sea Ceptor air defense missile system to be fitted to each of the new Type 26 ships. Using innovations in radar and datalink technology that will guide these powerful missiles with pinpoint accuracy, Sea Ceptor will provide the Royal Navy with a shield against airborne threats such as the new generation of supersonic anti-ship missiles, fast jets, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, the MoD said in a statement Friday
MBDA and Lockheed Martin have jointly completed qualification of MBDAs Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) from Lockheed Martins Extensible Launching System (ExLS) 3-Cell Stand Alone Launcher following a series of trials. ExLS is a low-cost alternative for integrating new missiles and munitions into naval surface combatants leveraging Lockheed Martins proven Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) design and electronics
MBDA and Lockheed Martin announced a new joint venture to pursue the next generation Integrated Air and Missile Defence System, “TLVS,” for the German Bundeswehr. Registered as TLVS GmbH, the joint venture is expected to become the prime contractor for the new system, which is currently being negotiated with Germanys procurement office for the Bundeswehr, BAAINBw, MBDA said in a statement Thursday
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