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MBDA succeeds in first trial firing of Sea Venom

6th March 2020 - 17:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


MBDA has carried out its first qualification firing trial for the Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile. The test was carried out at the DGA Essais de missiles test site at Ile Du Levant.

The missile was launched from a Dauphin helicopter and it managed to reach its cruise speed whilst sea skimming at an extremely low altitude.

Previous tests such as the lock on after launch (LOAL) and the lock on before launch (LOBL) have already been completed.

Sea Venom is being developed for British and French naval helicopters for use against hostile vessels in littoral environments.

The new missile is expected to be used by the UK RN’s AW159 Wildcat and the French Navy’s Guépard Light Joint Helicopter (HIL).

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