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MBDA, Roketsan to develop guided weapon system

28th May 2014 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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MBDA Deutschland and Roketsan will jointly develop a 70mm guided weapon system under a newly announced collaboration agreement. Thomas Homberg, managing director, MBDA Deutschland, and Selcuk Yasar, CEO and president, Roketsan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the work at the ILA Berlin Air Show.

The agreement will see the companies initiate the exchange of business and technical information for a guided weapon system as a potential solution for an expected German Army requirement for the UH Tiger helicopter.

Homberg said: ‘The already existing cooperations between Roketsan and MBDA will be extended by this focused initiative. We are combining our competencies to jointly providing this required capability to the German armed forces.’

Yasar added: ‘We believe that with this cooperation we will be able to offer an enhanced weapon system to the German customer by bringing together the capabilities of Cirit, 2,75” Laser Guided Missile and MBDA Deutschland GmbH’s proven expertise on the platforms’ weapon management systems. We hope the result of this initiative will lead to a broader business cooperation between the two companies in the future.’

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