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Qatar, MBDA sign coastal defence contract

2nd September 2016 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


MBDA will supply a coastal defence system for the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) under a contract signed on 1 September. The contract formalises an agreement signed in March.

The system will give the QENF greater capabilities to prevent hostile ships from reaching and threatening its territorial waters. 

Defences will be based on two different missile types, the Extended Range version of the Marte missile (Marte ER) and the Exocet MM40 Block 3

The missile system will be able to work in autonomous mode with its own radar, or by data-linking to a higher level within a wider coastal surveillance network. 

Antoine Bouvier, CEO, MBDA, said: ‘I am delighted that Qatar has confirmed the trust placed in MBDA for its defence requirements, just a few months after signing the memorandum of understanding during DIMDEX exhibition.'

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