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AUSA 2013: MBDA advances SPEAR

22nd October 2013 - 22:37 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Washington DC


MBDA Missile Systems expects to conduct platform integration trials of its SPEAR network-enabled precision surface attack air-to-ground missile (ATGM) late next year. 

The company is hopeful of being able to achieve an in-service date (ISD) three years later if it wins the competition to meet the UK’s Selective Precision Effect At Range (SPEAR) Capability 3 requirement.

Representatives told Shephard of the company’s plans for SPEAR at the same time as it announced successful trials of its Dual-Mode Brimstone ATGM, on which SPEAR is based, as well as future plans for firings of Brimstone from an unmanned aerial vehicle, likely to

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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