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SIMBAD-RC air defence system contract for MBDA

18th February 2013 - 12:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Abu Dhabi

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MBDA has signed its first export contract for the SIMBAD-RC remote-control short-range naval anti-air defence system, the company announced at the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

Prototypes of the SIMBAD-RC system are in production and system qualification is expected in 2014. Deliveries to the un-named customer are due to begin in 2015 and they will be fitted to the country’s patrol ships. Two systems will be fitted to each vessel.

The contract was signed earlier in January and the customer is not thought to be from the Middle East region. The number of systems procured and the value of the …

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