Tag Archives: MBDA

Frank St. John: Lockheed-MBDA Team Awaits German Missile Defense System RFP

Frank St. John, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s missiles and fire control business, told Defense News in an interview published Wednesday that Germany has reviewed a missile defense system the Bethesda, Md.-based company is offering through a partnership with MBDA. Lockheed originally teamed up with MBDA Deutschland and Leonardo in late 2016 to bid …

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Lockheed Eyes Int’l Weapons Sales Amid US Arms Transfer Policy Reform

Richard Edwards, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s international business, has said he believes the Trump administration’s policy on conventional arms transfers will help accelerate sales of weapons systems to U.S. allies, Reuters reported Wednesday. Edwards told Reuters that foreign sales accounted for nearly 30 percent of the company’s 2017 revenue. Saudi …

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MBDA Tests Compact Missile Using Lockheed Standalone Launcher

Lockheed Martin and MBDA have wrapped up qualification tests of the latter’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile from Lockheed’s Extensible Launching System three-cell standalone launcher. MBDA said Thursday the ExLS launcher works to integrate new missiles and munitions into naval surface warships that are equipped with Lockheed’s Mk 41 vertical launching system. The 3-cell ExLS is …

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MBDA Delivers Initial Missiles and Firing Posts to French Military

MBDA has delivered the initial set of 50 missiles and 20 firing posts needed for the French armed forces’ new man-portable weapon system. The company said Thursday it developed the MMP missile system to incrementally replace the Milan, HOT and ERYX anti-tank missiles that are currently in service with France’s military. The French defense procurement agency aims …

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Eurofighter Consortium Pledges to Support Creation of Natl Innovation Centers in Belgium

Members of the Eurofighter consortium have committed to aid the establishment of two national innovation centers in Belgium as part of efforts to help boost the country’s aeronautical and defense capacities. The consortium said Saturday Airbus‘ defense and space business, BAE Systems and Leonardo signed formal endorsements to support the centers alongside …

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Saab Tapped for MBDA’s ‘Meteor’ Missile Radar Subsystem

Saab has received a contract worth approximately $18.35 million for the delivery of radar subsystems to be incorporated into air-to-air missiles that MBDA is developing under a European multi-lateral program. The order covers the delivery of Saab’s radar proximity fuze subsystems for integration with Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missiles through 2021, Saab said …

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