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The MMP missile sets a new range record

Posted 11 June 2018 · Add Comment

In May this year, the French Army conducted a training campaign of firings in preparation for the next operational deployment of the MMP missile.


Copyrights Laurent Guichardon


In parallel, a number of additional firings were made to test the capacity of the system beyond its normal operating range.

The result was that two firings were made over a range of 5,000 metres, both of which were completely successful.

These firings, in which the seeker was locked onto the target before firing, confirm the exceptional performance of the MMP acquisition and guidance sequence.

They will contribute to building the confidence of future users, who may have to respond effectively under highly challenging operational conditions.

The MMP programme plans a total inter-force installed base of 400 firing units and 1,950 missiles by 2025. The first hardware to be delivered is currently in use for user training. The weapons system is expected to be deployed for external operations before the end of this year.

 

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