Italy Tasks MBDA With Studying Stinger Air Defense System Replacement

March 30, 2023

Defense Post:

The Italian defense ministry has tasked MBDA with exploring a replacement for the FIM-92 Stinger man-portable air defense system.

The upgrade is expected to have greater range and counter-countermeasures abilities than the Raytheon Stinger, ERDA Magazine reported, citing MBDA Italia managing director Lorenzo Mariani. 

The national project includes Leonardo and Avio, providing a seeker and propulsion system, respectively. 

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