MBDA highlights two of its maritime superiority solutions: Exocet MM40 Blk III and the VL MICA

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DSA 2014 Daily News - MBDA at DSA 2014
 
 
 
MBDA highlights two of its maritime superiority solutions: Exocet MM40 Blk III and the VL MICA
 
At DSA 2014, the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), MBDA highlights two of its Maritime Superiority Missiles:
- The Exocet MM40 block 3 anti-ship missile
- The VL MICA surface-to-air missile
     
Stéphane Bertuzzi, head of naval systems at MBDA, presents the Exocet MM40 Blk 3 & the MICA VL
     
Anti-Ship Weapons

EXOCET probably ranks as the world’s best known anti-ship missile. It is in service with leading navies around the world in its air, surface and submarine launched variants. In 2010, the Royal Malaysian Navy test fired an EXOCET SM39 from its KD Tunku Abdul Rahman Scorpene submarine. The missile was fired at a depth of 55 metres exploiting a major advantage of the SM39 which unlike other such weapons, does not require the sub to rise to periscope depth (and potential danger) before launching the attack. At DSA the MBDA stand showcases the entire EXOCET family including a model of the latest development, MM40 Block 3 which is a 200km class anti-ship weapon with an added littoral land target capability.
     
EXOCET probably ranks as the world’s best known anti-ship missile. It is in service with leading navies around the world in its air, surface and submarine launched variants. In 2010, the Royal Malaysian Navy test fired an EXOCET SM39 from its KD Tunku Abdul Rahman Scorpene submarine. The missile was fired at a depth of 55 metres exploiting a major advantage of the SM39 which unlike other such weapons, does not require the sub to rise to periscope depth (and potential danger) before launching the attack. At LIMA the MBDA stand showcases the entire EXOCET family including a model of the latest development, MM40 Block 3 which is a 200km class anti-ship weapon with an added littoral land target capability.
MM40 Blk 3 anti-ship missile
     
Anti-Air Defence

VL MICA is already in service in its naval and ground based versions having been ordered by four export customers. VL MICA is designned for naval point and local area air defence with anti-surface capability. It is available in both active radar and IR seeker versions. VL MICA have an added advantage in being extremely compact in terms of launcher space required, allowing them to be fitted within a wide range of craft from OPVs upwards.
     
VL MICA is already in service in its naval and ground based versions having been ordered by four export customers. CAMM is in development, initially as Sea Ceptor to replace the UK Royal Navy’s Seawolf system currently equipping its Type 23 destroyers, and in due course to equip the future Type 26 (the GCS being promoted internationally). Similarly it will also replace the UK’s Rapier system. Both VL MICA and Sea Ceptor (CAMM) have an added advantage in being extremely compact in terms of launcher space required, allowing them to be fitted within a wide range of craft from OPVs upwards.
VL MICA
     
 

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