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IDEX 2023: France weighs air defence needs as global SAMP/T NG production kicks off

22nd February 2023 - 11:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in Abu Dhabi

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Each SAMP/T NG launcher can house eight ready-to-fire Aster missiles. (Photo: Eurosam)

Having signed a global production contract, Eurosam is ready to deliver air defence systems to Paris and Rome in 2025.

Speaking at IDEX 2023, Eurosam MD Eva Bruxmeir said the first SAMP/T (Sol-Air Moyenne-Portée/Terrestre) New Generation (NG) missile systems would be delivered to France and Italy in 2025.

One year later, in 2026, systems will be available for other customers, including potential new exports.

Under current plans, eight SAMP/T NG systems will be supplied to France and five to the Italian Army. Work is also under way on a contract to supply an undisclosed number of air defence systems to the Italian Air Force.

During a press conference at IDEX, Eurosam would not be drawn on the number that the air

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