Air Warfare

UK buys SPEAR 3 to arm naval aircraft

6th January 2021 - 15:28 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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High-subsonic missile from MBDA will equip F-35B aircraft on UK carriers.

The UK MoD has placed a £550 million order for the Selective Precision Effects At Range (SPEAR) 3 air-to-surface missile, under its Team Complex Weapons agreement between the MoD and MBDA.

SPEAR 3 will arm the F-35B STOVL aircraft carried aboard the UK RN’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.

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