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Farnborough 2016: Meteoric cost saving potential

11th July 2016 - 12:28 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Farnborough


Meteor, a radar guided beyond visual range air-to-air missile, is being showcased on an operational aircraft for the first time at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA 2016).

Meteor is fitted to the in-service version of the Swedish Air Force Gripen C. Initial operational capability (IOC) for the Meteor onboard the aircraft was achieved in June this year across six of its squadrons. The IOC entailed system integration to enable operation fleet-wide.

Its two-way datalink is expected to bring cost-savings as it means that fewer missiles will be needed when attacking a target.

MBDA said this will strengthen its appeal to other armed forces. In effect the two-way

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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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