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DIMDEX: MBDA unveils coastal defence system

26th March 2014 - 09:59 GMT | by Darren Lake in Doha


MBDA has displayed a new coastal defence system based on the Marte missile family at DIMDEX for the first time.

The Marte Coastal Defence System (MCDS) is designed to provide maritime coastal traffic surveillance and interdiction to hostile ships in territorial waters. 

‘We believe this is an important, but niche capability, so we decided to keep the project simple and affordable,’ Michelle Di Nunzio, sales manager, export sales directorate at MBDA Italia, told Shephard.

The MCDS is available with different and flexible configurations depending on customer requirements, and can operate in either a stand-alone mode or integrated within an

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Darren Lake


Darren Lake

Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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