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Brazilian Navy selects MBDA’s Sea Ceptor

1st December 2014 - 10:23 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


MBDA’s Sea Ceptor has marked a new success, with the system selected for integration onto the Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré class corvettes. MBDA announced the news on 28 November.

Sea Ceptor will provide local area air defence for the next-generation Tamandaré class corvettes. The system provides all-weather, night and day, 360° local area air defence coverage against multiple simultaneous targets including sea-skimming anti-ship missiles, helicopters and fast combat jets.  The weapon is also capable of engaging surface targets.
Sea Ceptor has now been selected by three navies. The UK Ministry of Defence selected the system in September 2013 for its Type 23 frigates and Type 26 Global Combat Ships; and the Royal New Zealand Navy selected Sea Ceptor for its ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project in May 2014.

Sea Ceptor’s soft launch technology removes the need for a launcher efflux management system, thereby reducing overall mass and onboard footprint characteristics. This allows greater flexibility for the customer in choosing the weapon’s installation position, a particularly important feature for smaller vessels. It also allows for easy installation as a retrofit on older ships.

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