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Sky Sabre begins to rattle as air defence market heats up

17th January 2020 - 16:09 GMT | by Tim Fish, ​Matt Smith in London and Auckland


As the ground-based air defence (GBAD) market sees a spike of investment, one new next-generation system is on the verge of entering service.

Although the British Army’s new Sky Sabre GBAD system was originally expected to become operational in 2019, the UK MoD has confirmed to Shephard that the system’s planned entry into service would be in Q4 2020.

Formerly known as FLAADS (Future Local Area Air Defence System), Sky Sabre consists of the Land Ceptor weapon, which fires the Common Anti-Air Modular Missile (CAMM) built by MBDA; the Modular, Integrated C4I Air & Missile Defense System battle management

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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​Matt Smith


​Matt Smith

Matt Smith is Director of Analysis at Shephard Media. He has over 15 years experience …

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