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News - "mbda"

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS) (FCAS) [Germany]

    Programme Background FCAS Project As noted by Airbus, the FCAS project is a tri-nation effort which will be centred around a core Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS), which ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS) (FCAS) [France]

    Programme Background FCAS Project As noted by Airbus, the FCAS project is a tri-nation effort which will be centred around a core Next-Generation Weapon System ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS) (FCAS) [Spain]

    Programme Background FCAS Project As noted by Airbus, the FCAS project is a tri-nation effort which will be centred around a core Next-Generation Weapon System ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Colibri [France]

    Programme Background Origins French Ministry of Armed Forces spokesperson Hervé Grandjean stated in a press conference in May 2022 that the Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Global Combat Air Programme (Italy)

    Programme Background In September 2019, the UK and Italian governments formally agreed to partner on the future fighter Tempest programme by way of a statement of ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Rafale Follow-On (Egypt)

    Programme Background Egypt was reported to request 12 Rafale fighters following an earlier contract in 2015. However, this deal fell into limbo after the Pentagon blocked ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Larinae [France]

    Programme Background Origins French Ministry of Armed Forces spokesperson Hervé Grandjean stated in a press conference in May 2022 that the Direction Générale de l'Armement ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Rafale France

    Rafale F4 is the latest configuration of the Rafale fighter jet family. New functions will also be developed to improve the aircraft’s capabilities (upgrades to ...

  • Frigates

    Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) [Saudi Arabia]

    Programme Background The US State Department approved a possible $11.25 billion Foreign Military Sale to the KSA for MMCS ships and associated equipment, parts and ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Future Combat Air System (FCAS/SCAF) [France]

    Programme Background The governments of France and Germany have launched the demonstrator phase for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) with the issue of an ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Future Combat Air System (FCAS/SCAF) [Spain]

    Programme Background Programme Timeline The Future Combat Air System (FCAS) was publicly announced in July 2017, followed by a Franco-German agreement in 2018. At the ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Future Combat Air System (FCAS/SCAF) [Germany]

    Background Requirement The FCAS programme is based on the system-of-systems design, envisioning a "command fighter" aircraft that has stand-alone combat capability as well as controlling ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Global Combat Air Programme (Japan)

    Programme Background The Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency of Japan issued a RfI in August 2020 to support the F-X project. The document stipulated that applicants ...

  • Frigates

    Optional Fourth FDI Frigate [Greece]

    Programme Background On 28 September 2021, it was announced by Florence Parly that an agreement had been reached and Naval Group will be equipping the Hellenic ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4

    Sherpa Light (Morocco)

    Programme Background Morocco is in the midst of procuring large quantities of defence equipment from the French defence industry to modernise its forces, with much ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Surface-to-air missiles

    ASTER-30

    The ASTER-30 is a vertically launched surface-to-air missile. It is produced by Eurosam, a joint venture between MBDA France, MBDA Italy, and the Thales Group. ...

  • Self-propelled missile systems

    MEADS

    The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) provides 360° defence against existing and future tactical or medium-range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, UAVs and aircraft. MEADS ...

  • Self-propelled missile systems

    MPCV

    The Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle (MPCV) was developed by MBDA in cooperation with Rheinmetall Defence Electronics to provide a mobile weapon system which can be adapted ...

  • Naval guns, Land: RWS

    Dragonfire

    Dragonfire is a new laser weapon system built for the UK MoD, receiving £30 million of funding in early 2017. The design of the gun ...

  • SABER

    The Small Air Bomb Extended Range (SABER) family is being developed to provide a low-cost weapon for small and medium-sized UAVs and small tactical UAVs. ...

  • Surface-to-air missiles

    ASTER-15

    The ASTER-15 is a vertically launched surface-to-air missile produced by Eurosam, a joint venture between MBDA France, MBDA Italy and the Thales Group. It is ...

  • Air-to-surface missiles, Surface-to-air missiles

    Storm Shadow/SCALP/SCALP Naval

    The Storm Shadow is an air-launched cruise missile developed by France, Italy and the UK. It is known as the Storm Shadow in the UK ...

  • Air-to-surface missiles, Anti-ship missiles

    SPEAR 3

    The Selective Precision Effects At Range (SPEAR) Capability 3 is being developed by MBDA for the UK MoD, which is seeking a new missile for ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Expendable Remote Carrier (ERC)

    The Expendable Remote Carrier (ERC) is an experimental autonomous system that MBDA revealed at the Paris Air Show 2023.  A critical part of the FCAS programme, ...

  • Self-propelled missile systems

    VL MICA system

    The Vertical Launch (VL) MICA (Missile d’interception et de combat aérien) is a short-range air defence system using the MICA fire-and-forget missile, which MBDA describes ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4

    MPCV

    The Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle (MPCV) is a 4x4 armoured vehicle developed by Soframe on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog 5000 truck chassis. Able to accommodate between four ...

  • Air-to-surface missiles, Surface-to-surface missiles

    Brimstone

    MBDA developed the Brimstone missile to provide an air-to-surface missile to equip UK RAF Tornados. The Dual Mode Brimstone (DMB) semi-active laser and the millimetre-wave, ...

  • Anti-ship missiles

    Marte

    The Marte is a medium-range, fire-and-forget, all-weather, sea-skimming anti-ship missile system derived from the Italian Sea Killer missile. It is a helicopter-launched, horizon-range anti-ship weapon with ...

  • Air-to-surface missiles

    PGM-500/PGM-2000

    The PGM-500 and the PGM-2000 are short-range ASMs manufactured by the UK and the US. They were developed and originally manufatured by Alenia Marconi Systems ...

  • Air: Defensive Systems - Radar Warning Receivers, Air: Defensive Systems - Laser Warning Receivers, Air: Electronic Attack - Jamming, Air: Integrated Defensive Systems

    SPECTRA

    Thales’ SPECTRA (Rafale Fire Control Radar Protection and Avoidance System) is the Integrated Self-Protection System (ISPS) used by the Dassault Rafale series of combat aircraft. ...