MBDA sees an upcoming need for its Land Ceptor system used for ground based air defence and Sea Ceptor air defence system for naval platforms from countries in the region and Malaysia in particular.
Company officials tell Daily News that while there is no formal requirement from Malaysia for these missile systems, MBDA does foresee an upcoming need for next generation missile systems which will be able to counter the latest air threats in the region.
MBDA’s CAMM is a highly compact missile that enables multiple weapons to be fitted in limited spaces and is the most modern air defence missile of its class on the market and has recently completed a highly successful series of firings by the Royal Navy. CAMM is also being brought into service as the weapon element of the to replace the British Army’s Rapier ground-based air defence system. Selecting a common missile system would enable the UK armed forces to take advantage of significant cost benefits throughout the life cycle of the systems, including development, procurement, support costs and sharing a completely common stockpile.
The Common Anti-Air Modular Missile Extended Range (CAMM-ER) has been selected by Italy to replace its Aspide air defence missile system, while Sea Ceptor has been selected by Chile for its Type 23 frigates. The Sea Ceptor is now also being rolled out to the Royal Navy’s other Type 23 Frigates and offers a step-change in capability compared with legacy systems like Seawolf. The CAMM (Common Anti-air MBDA Modular Missile) features a powerful rocket motor that provides double the range of Sea Wolf, and an active radar-seeker that allows the missile to engage targets without the need for complex and costly target illuminators.