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The MBDA missiles set to make the F-35 and Rafale even deadlier

Hard-hitting missiles are being developed by MBDA to make the F-35 and Rafale much deadlier in the battlespace, following the types’ upgrades later this decade

UK and France move forward with FC/ASW programme

France and the UK have confirmed the launch of preparation work for MBDA’s Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) programme, after a government agreement and other associated contracts were signed on February 18

New funding for UK, Italy F-35 missile integration

BAE Systems and MBDA have secured additional funding to complete development and integration of next generation weapons capabilities on the UK and Italian F-35 fleets

DSTL awards complex weapons deal to MBDA

The UK’s Defence Science Technology Laboratory has awarded a new contract to pan-European missile and defence systems manufacturer MBDA to lead on the new Complex Weapons Innovations and Technology Partnership

Typhoon to wield future anti-ship missile from 2030

The UK Royal Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon will field the Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon by the beginning of the next decade

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Elements of Type 31 Sea Ceptor will be GFE

Following the contract announcement that MBDA’s Sea Ceptor air defence missile system will be fitted to the UK’s future Type 31 frigate, it can be confirmed that some components will be drawn from in-service systems currently being utilised by the Royal Navy as Government Furnished Equipment

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Tempest fighter to offer UK economic windfall

A newly released report by PricewaterhouseCoopers has stated the UK’s Tempest programme, intended to deliver a sixth-generation fighter fully in to service from 2040, will provide a significant boost to the national economy over the next 30 years

Storm Shadow makes combat debut with Typhoon

An RAF-operated Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 has fired MBDA's Storm Shadow for the first time in combat, having used the air-launched cruise missile to strike a target in Iraq on March 10

Greece officially orders Rafales, associated support services and munitions

Greece’s acquisition of 18 Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters from France marked a major milestone on January 25 after the nation’s government signed three contracts covering the aircraft order, associated support services and munitions

UK orders MBDA to launch SPEAR3 missile production

MBDA revealed on January 6 that the UK has contracted it to launch the production of its SPEAR3 network enabled miniature cruise missile, which will become the primary air-to-ground weapon of the nation’s F-35B fleet