MBDA pitches new land combat missile system to Middle East customers

May 11, 2018

Defense News:

AMMAN, Jordan — MBDA has a new land combat missile system just recently fielded with the French Army that it hopes will gain traction in the Middle East.

The Missile Moyenne Portee fifth-generation land combat missile system “is totally new,” Francis Bordachar, a military adviser for MBDA and a former French Army colonel, told Defense News in an interview at the Special Operations Exposition this week.

“There is no equivalent,” Bordachar said, although he noted there are several companies that claim similar capabilities. The new system was prominently displayed at the company’s booth on the expo floor and is meant to replace the MILAN anti-tank guided missile and the Lockheed Martin and Raytheon-made Javelin system.

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