MBDA will be showcasing its battlefield and ground-based air defence (GBAD) systems at the Land Forces 2018 exhibition held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Australia during September 4-6.
The company will be presenting MMP 5th generation anti-tank guided weapon, offered to Australia as part of its $20bn LAND 400 program, through simulator and additionally will be introducing the Enforcer light weight battlefield engagement missile system to the Australian market.
In the air defence domain, the company is showcasing Mistral VSHORAD System and the Enhanced Modular Air Defence Solutions (EMADS) including the CAMM ER missile, providing short to medium range air defence.
MBDA Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP)
Missile Moyenne Portée is a French man-portable anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) developed by MBDA Missile Systems as a replacement for their MILAN, which has been sold worldwide.
The missile has the ability to address a variety of targets thanks to a multi-purpose tandem warhead and three engagement capabilities of Fire and Forget, Lock on Before Launch and Lock on After Launch.
MMP’s architecture and technologies have been demonstrated during firings at ranges in excess of five kilometers.
The production of the system commenced in 2016, fulfilling the contract placed by the French Army to replace it’s in service Javelin and Milan systems. The MMP programme will see the delivery of 400 firing posts and 1,950 missiles across all of the French Armed Forces by 2025.
MBDA’s stand will showcase the system in its dismounted tripod format and a high fidelity simulator allowing one to experience a realistic firing sequence, demonstrating operator ease of use and the unique capabilities of MMP.
The Enforcer concept is a new lightweight, disposable shoulder-launched guided munition in the 2 km class. It enables dismounted infantry to engage lightly protected battlefield/urban targets at relevant combat ranges, with high precision and minimal exposure to the operator.
Enforcer has been developed in response to the need of evolving complex military operations and scenarios, providing superior range and effect compared to heavy machine guns and automatic grenade launchers.
MBDA Mistral MANPADS
Mistral MANPADS is a highly portable system, easily moved by one operator. Its infra-red seeker allows the missile to be fully autonomous, a significant advantage when dealing with close-in and manoeuvring threats. With an interception range reaching 6.5km and an unprecedented 97% success rate in firings, Mistral can be added into an Air Defence solution, either ground or vehicle mounted.
MBDA Enhanced Modular Air Defence Solutions (EMADS)
MBDA’s Ground Based Air and Missile Defence Solution EMADS will be presented at the exhibition together with the CAMM-ER Missile.
EMADS is highly flexible and designed to defeat a rapidly evolving range of airborne threats,with interoperability and scalability as major features, providing the user with a wide range of options when selecting C4I, radars, launch vehicles and so on.
The all-weather operation and MBDA’s Soft Vertical Launch technology, which minimises the unit’s IR signature, enables 360-degree engagement and provides superior force protection in all operations.