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Hellenic Armed Forces and MBDA Shook Hands for 6 Different Missile Systems

by MSI

Hellenic Naval Forces and Hellenic Air Force signed two different contracts with MBDA to procure 6 different missile systems for the needs of different platforms.

Concept art of FDI HN class frigates

The contracts were signed on 24 March, and the first one deals with procuring ASTER 30 B1 air defence missiles and MM40 Exocet Block 3C anti-ship missiles for 3 of the upcoming FDI HN (Defence and Intervention Frigate) class frigates for the Hellenic Naval Forces. The contract also has an option to equip an additional vessel of the same class with the same weapons.

ASTER 30 B1 air defence missile

The second contract, signed with the Hellenic Air Force, deals with equipping 6 Rafale fighters with various missile systems, as a continuation of a contract signed in January 2021 regarding the equipping of 18 Rafale fighters. Both contracts are for procurement of Meteor beyond-visual-range air to air missiles, SCALP cruise missiles, MICA multifunctional air to air missiles, and AM39 Exocet anti-ship missiles.

MM40 Exocet Block 3 anti-ship missile

In MBDA’s announcement, it was highlighted that Greek defence industry will play a role in both realising these contracts and support processes of the missiles in question in the future.

Meteor beyond-visual-range air to air missiles
MICA multifunctional air to air missiles
SCALP cruise missile

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