MBDA has been selected by the New Zealand Ministry of Defense to provide a missile system to the country as part of efforts to modernize the New Zealand navy’s frigate systems.
The MoD intends to install Sea Ceptor on warships that work to collectively protect military deployments during joint operations, MBDA said Monday.
Sea Ceptors work to launch common anti-air modular missiles and is designed to support future technology upgrades on combat vessels.
“I am delighted that New Zealand has selected Sea Ceptor,” said Steve Wadey, MBDA UK managing director, who added this will be MBDA’s first Sea Ceptor export if New Zealand’s government approves the deal.
The company secured a contract last month to provide Sea Ceptor for a U.K. frigate fleet.