MBDA has concluded the second test of Marte ER anti-ship missile but featuring navigation system, proximity fly-over fuze, with weapon controller and actuation system in advanced configuration.
“MBDA’s Marte ER anti-ship missile has completed its second firing carried out at the PISQ (Poligono Interforze del Salto di Quirra) test range in Sardinia,” the company said in a statement Wednesday.
Compared to the first firing, which took place at the end of 2018, several additional features and functionalities were tested. These included an integrated navigation system, proximity fly-over fuze, with weapon controller and actuation system in advanced configuration. The missile also featured the terminal guidance with a new seeker, engineered and developed by the MBDA Seeker Division.
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Cyprus has placed an order for Mistral surface-to-air missiles and Exocet anti-ship missiles for an combined worth of €290 million from MBDA for the Cypriot National Guard, the joint arms military force of the Republic of Cyprus. "MBDA has signed two contracts with Cyprus for Mistral and Exocet missiles in December
The German Armed Forces have contracted European missile manufacturer, MBDA to purchase the ‘Enforcer shoulder-launched precision-guided anti-armor missile system. Signed on 20 December, the contract will fulfill the German requirement for a lightweight, day/night, precision-guided, shoulder-launched weapon system with an effective range of more than 1,800m
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