MBDA Unveils New MPCV/MMP Anti-tank Guided Missile Weapon Station
MBDA has confirmed that first firings of its Missile Moyenne Portée (Medium-Vary Missile/MMP) anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) have been efficiently carried out from a Multi-Function Fight Car (MPCV) at an undisclosed location. MPCV is the most recent technology of excessive firepower weapon system particularly designed to fulfill probably the most demanding necessities of recent fight in each advanced city and open battlefield environments. Already effectively established in its MPCV/Mistral air defence model deploying the Mistral VSHORAD missile, MPCV/MMP can also be obtainable and options MBDA’s fifth technology, land fight MMP missile.
MPCV was developed by MBDA and Rheinmetall Protection Electronics and the primary batch had been offered to an undisclosed buyer within the Center East with MBDA Mistral fire-and-forget surface-to-air missile (SAM) and a 12.7mm machine gun (MG). The system is totally operable from inside the car, or remotely by means of a state-of-the-art, absolutely cell workstation which could be put in in a constructing, a bunker, or any protected place if static operations are referred to as for. MMP, already in service with the French Military, affords a variety of subsequent technology options whether or not deployed by dismounted infantry from a digital firing publish or from armoured autos corresponding to MPCV/MMP.
MPCV turret design is targeted on modularity and due to this fact gives the best platform for MMP which itself has been designed to be multi-purpose. Housing 4 MMP missiles (in a 2×2 configuration), this motorised turret is appropriate for a variety of sunshine and medium armoured autos in addition to bigger tracked platforms. The gyrostabilised day/evening thermal optical sensor and firing management models are all built-in inside the turret. A 12.7 mm (.50 calibre) machine gun completes the system’s total firepower. The turret contains electro-optical sensors, a small calibre gun and 4 prepared to fireside missiles that may be operated from a firing console put in contained in the car.
MMP is a French man-portable anti-tank guided missile. It was developed by MBDA Missile Methods and is meant as a substitute for his or her MILAN, which has been offered worldwide. The missile and its steerage system supply three totally different working modes: Hearth-and-Overlook, Man In The Loop with fibre optic data-link and Lock-on after launch (LOAL) for non-line-of-sight (NLOS) and utilizing third get together goal designation. It’s efficient in opposition to trendy AFV and MBT armour. A tandem warhead is used, making it efficient in opposition to standard, composite and reactive armour. Upon detonation, the warhead additionally sprays 1,500 tungsten splinters, efficient in opposition to personnel out to fifteen meters.
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