MBDA’s MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée / Medium Range Missile) is the newest (5th) generation multi-purpose combat missile system designed for dismounted infantry as well as for integration on combat vehicles. Its effectiveness has also been proven on small naval craft as well. Featuring both fire-and-forget or fire- and-control operation, the network-enabled MMP also receives third party target designation for indirect firing scenarios. The guided weapon is fitted with a multi-purpose warhead offering anti-armour, anti-infrastructure and Turkish Aerospace is displaying a prototype of its T625 ‘Gokbey’ helicopter at the ongoing DIMDEX. Turkish Aerospace anti-personnel capabilities.
The MMP system is being equipped with capabilities including location, orientation and digital communication. It is able to engage Beyond-Line-Of-Sight (BLOS) targets equally as well as those in direct line of sight, and, if required, under the permanent control of its operator or commander.
The MMP’s growth potential is illustrated by the development of a specific naval mode and with hundreds of firings under its belt, MMP has demonstrated its high level of reliability and its ability of dealing with all battlefield threats, in all types of environments. The combat proven weapon system has been operationally tested in extreme climatic conditions, including desert and subarctic regions.
MBDA recently completed the delivery of a batch of MMPs to the French Armed Forces which included the 1000th MMP. According to the French “Loi de Programmation Militaire”, the delivery of 1,950 missiles is planned by 2025. In use with the French armed forces since 2017, it has also been ordered by several nations and is the latest generation anti-tank missile in service to have been successfully engaged in combat on several occasions.
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