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MBDA nets new contract for Saudi CAMM missiles

11th May 2023 - 16:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


A model of the future Saudi MMSC shown at Euronaval. (Photo: author)

The US Navy has awarded MBDA a $19.6 million contract modification to produce Common Anti-Air Modular Missiles (CAMM) to equip Saudi Arabia's future Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ships.

The lion's share of work under the contract, part of a broader Saudi Arabian Foreign Military Sale (FMS) agreement for four ships, will be carried out at the European missile maker's UK location in Stevenage.

According to a US DoD contract notice, work under the contract will be completed by January 2027.

Lockheed Martin is prime contractor for the four-ship programme to build MMSCs for Saudi Arabia.

The ships are a variant of Lockheed Martin's Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and are being built by Fincantieri Marinette Marine.

The new Saudi ships feature a swathe of European-sourced systems, including Hensoldt

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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