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France, UK finally commit to FASGW(H)/ANL

28th March 2014 - 14:12 GMT | by Robin Hughes in London


Some five years after signing a statement of intent to jointly pursue a next-generation helicopter-launched surface attack missile, the UK and France have finally committed to production of the weapon.

MBDA has now been awarded a £500 million ($830.9 million) development and manufacture (D&M) contract under the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon-Heavy/Anti-Navire Léger (FASGW(H)/ANL) programme.

Seen as the test case for future bilateral cooperation in defence procurement, the FASGW(H)/ANL contract – signed on 26 March by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) on behalf of both governments – marks the first key collaborative missile contract to result from 2010 Anglo-French Lancaster

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Robin Hughes


Robin Hughes

Formerly Deputy News Editor at Jane's Defence Weekly, Communications Manager at Raytheon UK and Director …

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