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Farnborough 2012: SPEAR penetrates the market

9th July 2012 - 07:00 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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MBDA is introducing its Selective Precision Effects at Range (SPEAR) Capability 3 offering for the first time at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Speaking to a media briefing at the company’s UK base in Stevenage on 26 June, Rob Thornley, export working group leader for MBDA, said the self-titled system is based around the weapons bay for the F-35 Lightning II.

‘We’re looking at four [SPEAR] in the bay for F-35,’ Thornley explained. ‘You want to get as many as you can out there to reach the range. Four in the bay in the F-35 is the requirement. The UK requirement

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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