MBDA Completes Series of Trials of CAMM-ER Air Defence Missile

MBDA has successfully completed a series of trials of the CAMM-ER air defence missile, validating the high-performance of the system.

The trials have been conducted in the past months and saw a series of successful firings of CAMM-ER that proved the performance of the missile at extended ranges and high altitudes while conducting a number of challenging manoeuvres.

CAMM-ER is the extended range member of the new-generation CAMM (Common Anti-air Modular Missile) family of next generation air defence missiles.

Incorporating advanced technologies, CAMM-ER provides complete protection against all known and projected air targets. CAMM-ER has an active RF seeker that provides true all-weather performance with excellent clutter rejection capabilities. There is no need for dedicated complex and high-cost fire control/illumination radars.

All members of the CAMM family share the same cutting-edge active radar seeker and soft-launch system, with CAMM-ER featuring a larger rocket motor to provide extended range out beyond 40 km.

CAMM and CAMM-ER form the basis for MBDA’s Enhanced Modular Air Defence Solutions (EMADS) offering. EMADS brings together best-of-breed systems and technologies from across MBDA’s European base to save time, development costs and provide a flexible system for air defence provision.

CAMM-ER, meant to replace the existing Aspide munition, is expected to be integrated in the Air Defence system of the Italian Air Force and Italian Army. CAMM-based air defence systems are known as Land Ceptor and Sea Ceptor by the British Army and Royal Navy. The Italian Navy is also evaluating how to include the missile family with its future surface combatants.

Technical Specifications:

• Weight: 160 kg
• Length: 4.2 m
• Diameter: 190 mm
• Range: > 45 km against multiple targets
• Speed: Supersonic

Features:

• High rate of fire against multiple simultaneous targets
• Soft vertical launch technology for minimum launch signature and high performance
• Compact missile allows for multiple weapons fit in limited spaces
• Compatible with any surveillance sensor for targeting
• Vertical launch enabling 360° coverage in all launch sectors
• Minimal logistics support and maintenance required



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