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Farnborough 2012: MBDA completes Sea Spear live firing

10th July 2012 - 11:07 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Farnborough

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MBDA has recently completed live firing trials of its new Brimstone Sea Spear missile system for anti-FIAC (fast inshore attack craft) applications.

The system is designed to engage targets that generally operate in 'swarms' of some 40 boats, and is launched from a surface platform to pinpoint small fast moving targets.

'We've been looking at this anti-FIAC capability and conducted trials earlier this year at Parc Aberporth,' Frank Morgan, technical and military operations executive told a media briefing at the Farnborough International Airshow on 10 July. 'In March this year we conducted a data gathering trial.

'That was followed- because

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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