French Navy tests Aster 30 missile
The French air defence frigate Chevalier Paul carried out test firing of the Aster 30 surface to air missile on 13 January. The test was conducted in co-ordination with the DGA.
The tests were conducted to explore the outer limits of the field of discrimination of the ship’s air-defence system and weapons, and namely to distinguish two targets - a friendly aircraft and an enemy one flying close to each other - and to engage the latter.
The firing confirmed the capabilities of the ship’s area air defence system.
With this success, the Chevalier Paul and her on-board Caiman marine helicopter are ready to escort aircraft carrier battle groups as part of its missions.
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