Germany has ordered an unspecified number of Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missiles (BVRAAMs) from MBDA.
The missiles will arm German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets.
"Signed on 16 December, the contract was awarded to MBDA by the Meteor Integrated Joint Programme Office (IJPO) on behalf of the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)," MBDA said in a statement on December 20.
Last month, South Korea contracted MBDA for the supply of Meteor missiles to be equipped on its indigenous KF-X fighter jets.
Meteor has a ramjet propulsion system that allows it to fly far and fast. The company claims that "Unlike traditional air-to-air missiles that glide unpowered for most of their flight, limiting their ability to hit agile targets at long distances, Meteor’s ramjet provides sustained thrust at speeds in excess of Mach 4 all the way to the target."
The first Eurofighter jet equipped with Captor E-Scan Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar made its first flight at the Flight Test Centre of Leonardo Aircraft Division in Turin-Caselle, on Monday. "On the 23rd December 2019 at the Flight Test Centre of Leonardo Aircraft Division in Turin-Caselle, the first Instrumented Series Production Aircraft (ISPA 6) equipped with the Kuwait Air Force configuration has successfully completed its first flight," Eurofighter announced
European MBDA has been selected by South Korea to arm its new indigenous KF-X fighter jet with Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missiles (BVRAAMs). The contract awarded by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) also includes providing integration support to KAI, transfer of know-how and manufacture of test equipment for the KF-X integration and trials campaign
Airbus and its partners have unveiled details of the new Eurofighter electronic combat role (ECR) concept, intended to provide airborne electronic attack capability to the jet, at the ongoing International Fighter Conference in Berlin, Germany. “This role will enlarge Eurofighters multi-role capabilities and further increase the survivability of coalition forces in hostile environments,” the company said in a
European company MBDA has won a €200 million contract to supply 100 Meteor air-to-air missiles to be equipped on Brazilian Gripen NG fighters. The aircraft are expected to be commissioned by the Brazilian Air Force in 2021 or 2022
Rheinmetall has won an order potentially worth €142 million to supply the German Bundeswehr with AGDUS duel simulators for their Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs). At the end of 2019, Rheinmetall received orders to this effect from the consortium responsible for the Puma for the AGDUS duel simulator, which had in turn been awarded the contract by the Bundeswehr on 20 December
German Bundeswehr placed a €400 million order with Rheinmetall to supply 1,000 military transport trucks for the army. The order is the third call-off from a framework contract signed in July 2017 encompassing over 2,200 military trucks, which the Bundeswehr is purchasing as part of its “Unprotected Transport Vehicles” project
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