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Farnborough 2010: MBDA reveals next-gen fire support

19th July 2010 - 16:16 GMT | by Andrew White in Farnborough

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MBDA unveiled a new family of next-generation infantry support weapons at the Farnborough International Airshow on 19 July.

Designed as part of the company's ‘Concept Visions' initiative aimed at equipping the future soldier beyond 2030, the ‘CVS101' family comprises two missiles, two accompanying launchers, sensor payload and display unit.

This includes the 4.4 kg ‘Enforcer' missile, fired from the 3.4 kg ‘Thumper' shoulder-launcher, capable of hitting targets 2.5 km away in the direct fire role and up to 5 km away in the indirect fire role. Types of warhead considered include infrared-guided, dual mode penetrator and blast fragmentation rounds. MBDA

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