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Sea Venom firing latest in series of UK-France missile developments

17th December 2018 - 13:15 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


As work continues on the joint UK-France programme to develop a next-generation cruise and anti-ship missile system, the smaller but equally crucial Sea Venom has conducted another firing trial, described as a ‘significant new milestone’ by manufacturer MBDA.

According to a release the firing was conducted on 14 November from a Dauphin test helicopter at the Île du Levant test range, the final development firing for the missile prior to the start of qualification trials in 2019.

In November the UK’s Equipment Plan said that it was ‘likely’ the Sea Venom programme would see a one-year slip, caused by ‘emerging

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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