Italy and UK to Refurbish 1,000 Aster Missiles

July 15, 2021

The Defense Post:

The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) has signed a contract with the Franco-Italian Eurosam consortium, co-owned by MBDA and Thales, to refurbish 1,000 Aster missiles owned by the UK Royal Navy and Italian Army and Navy.

Work on the 1.2 billion euro ($1.42 billion) contract will begin in 2023 and is expected to be complete within thirteen years, an OCCAR statement revealed.

The contract follows one signed for the refurbishment of French Aster missiles in January 2020, Eurosam stated.

The refurbishment work will be carried out at locations in the UK and Italy…

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