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DSEI 2017: Sea Venom firing well on all cylinders

7th September 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London


European missile manufacturer MBDA is continuing its Sea Venom anti-ship missile trials and Shephard has learnt that all firings so far have been successful. 

The first firing of the missile took place in July of this year from a Dauphin helicopter belonging to the French DGA procurement agency.

The Anglo-French 100kg missile, with a 30kg warhead, includes capabilities such as fire-and-forget; stand-off range; two-way datalink; aim-point refinement and selectable flight modes including sea skimming.

In a statement from MBDA, the company spokesperson confirmed to Shephard that like other weapon proving programmes the trial tasks involved numerous firings to validate the

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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