MBDA Systems, the only integrated missiles and missile systems supplier in Europe, agreed to sell units of its two cutting-edge missile systems to Azerbaijan. The green light for the deal came Monday from the company’s headquarters in Paris.
“We received permission from the French government to export systems to Azerbaijan,” a company spokesman said in an interview with the Azerbaijani magazine AzeriDefence, according to a report by Interfax Azerbaijan. “Negotiations with the Azerbaijani side on the sale of systems will be completed in the near future,” the unnamed spokesperson said.
MBDA Systems confirmed that it will supply ASTER 30 SAMP/T and VL Mica models of its missile systems to the country, which lies in the Caspian and South Caucasus regions. The American-made Patriot missile system, designed to intercept incoming ballistic missiles before they strike their intended targets, is considered as one of the best examples of similar systems.