The French Directorate General of Armament (DGA) and MBDA have tested third light anti-ship missile (ANL) or Sea Venom off the Levant (83-Var) island from a helicopter.
The tests were conducted on 14 November 2018 by the teams from the Directorate General of Armament (DGA) and MBDA at the Mediterranean Center site, DGA said in a statement Monday.
The Sea Venom test was about a medium range shot with identification and snapping of the target before shooting.
The ANL / Sea Venom program is a Franco-British cooperation that is part of the Lancaster House Treaty signed by France and the United Kingdom in November 2010. The ANL / Sea Venom missile is intended to equip helicopters with the Navy and the Royal Navy to combat a wide range of surface threats, from fast and manoeuvering patrol boats to corvettes, including coastal environments. The ANL / Sea Venom reference carrier for the Navy is the future Light Joint Helicopter (HIL).
The contract for the realization of the ANL / Sea Venom program was notified to the MBDA manufacturer on March 26, 2014 by DE & S (Defense Equipment and Support), the British counterpart of the DGA for the conduct of the weapons programs.
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The Spanish Ministry of Defence and TAURUS Systems GmbH (TSG) signed a contract for an upgrade of the operational capability of the TAURUS KEPD 350 Weapon System used by the Spanish Air Force. The TAURUS KEPD 350 has been in the inventory of the Spanish Air force for 10 years
European firm MBDA successfully completed the second development firing of its Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile from a French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA – Direction Générale de lArmement) Panther test helicopter at Ile Du Levant in southeast France. The firing, which took place on 18 April 2018, highlighted Sea Venom/ANLs lock on after launch (LOAL) capabilities, the company press release said Thursday
CNIM will deliver fourteen new landing craft (LCU type, designated EDA-S for “engins de débarquement amphibie standards” in French) to replace the the ageing “CTM” (previous generation of LCUs) in the French Navy (Marine Nationale). Acting as prime contractor, CNIM teamed up with Mauric for the study phase, Socarenam for construction (to be carried out at its Saint-Malo site in Brittany), and CNN-MCO for a first phase of maintenance of five years, the company said in a statement Monday
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