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Lockheed Martin has said it expects its partner MBDA to submit a proposal to Germany’s defense ministry by early August to begin negotiations with the country’s government on a potential $4.5 billion missile defense system, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes that Rick Edwards, executive vice president of Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business, has indicated negotiations for the Medium Extended Air Defense System could start […] More
The U.K. military has selected MBDA to demonstrate a capacity to field laser-directed weapons that can potentially urge the country’s navy and other services to utilize similar systems, Defense News reported Sunday. Andrew Chuter writes MBDA leads a bid team called UK Dragonfire that includes BAE Systems, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Marshall Defense and Aerospace and Qinetiq to develop a solid state high power demonstrator weapon […] More
MBDA‘s Italian subsidiary has been awarded a potential $1.11 billion contract to build  three kinds of missile for installation on Qatar’s naval ships. The Qatar Emiri Naval Forces will receive Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missiles and  Aster 30 Block 1 and Vertical Launch MICA air defense missile systems from MBDA Italia, the company said Wednesday. The weapons will be built to […] More
MBDA's Italian subsidiary will supply Qatar's naval units with four corvette ships, two patrol vessels and a landing platform dock under a contract with the country's naval force. MBDA said Thursday the contract is part of an agreement that Italian defense minister Roberta Pinotti and Qatar's defense chief Khalid Bin Muhammad Al-Attiyah signed in Rome Thursday. […] More
The Minority Business Development Agency has opened applications for a potential $2.5 million federal funding opportunity for an entity to operate an MBDA Federal Procurement Center Project. The agency said Friday the project aims to provide technical assistance and business development services to minority business enterprises to help them find and secure contracts as well as create and retain jobs. MBDA […] More
Lockheed Martin and MBDA aim to finalize an estimated $4.5 billion deal with Germany for the Medium Extended Air Defense System by the end of this year, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes Thomas Homberg, a managing director at MBDA, told Reuters the German government has expressed “strong support” for the procurement effort and he expects the deal to receive parliamentary approval before the […] More
MBDA and Boeing have partnered to study the potential integration of MBDA’s Brimstone air-to-surface missile with Boeing’s AH-64E Apache helicopter under a U.K. defense ministry contract, Flightglobal reported Friday. Beth Stevenson writes MBDA U.K. Managing Director David Armstrong said the one-year contract requires a live test fire by the third quarter of 2016. The U.K. army air corps seeks […] More
A committee of the U.K. Ministry Defense is considering extending the agency’s contract with MBDA for continued work on a new air-launched missile technology for the British military, Defense News reported Thursday. Andrew Chuter writes MoD seeks permission from the agency’s investment approvals committee to move to the next phase of the agency’s Selective Precision Effects at Range Capability 3 program. The program is currently focused on missile technology assessment, Chuter […] More
MBDA has begun deliveries of its Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles to the U.K. military for integration with the country's fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-35B Lightning II aircraft. The U.K. defense ministry will use ASRAAMs in air-launched fire tests and flight trials necessary to achieve initial operating capability for the fighter jets of the country's air […] More
BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has partnered with MBDA for its support in marketing BAE’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System laser-guided missile in Europe. The companies said Wednesday MBDA will take the lead role in the joint marketing campaign. David Harrold, director of precision guidance solutions at BAE Systems Inc., noted that the partnership will work to create a channel that manages […] More
MBDA and the Georgian defense agency have closed on a contract for the company to provide air defense weapon systems to the Georgia’s military, Civil.Ge reported Friday. CEO Antoine Bouvier and Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli signed the contract Friday in Paris. MBDA is a consortium of BAE Systems, Airbus Group and Finmeccanica. Georgia also […] More
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