MBDA to Equip Swedish Visby-class Corvettes with CAMM Air Defense Missiles

CAMM missiles will be deployed from corvette's Sea Ceptor naval air defense system
  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 05:08 AM, November 17, 2023
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MBDA to Equip Swedish Visby-class Corvettes with CAMM Air Defense Missiles
Visby-class corvette @Saab

European missile maker MBDA has signed a deal with Sweden to supply Common Anti-air Modular Missiles (CAMMs) for the Swedish Armed Forces.

The contract, signed between MBDA and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration FMV (Swedish: Försvarets materielverk), will involve MBDA providing CAMMs for the Royal Swedish Navy’s five Visby Class Corvettes. These missiles will be deployed from MBDA’s Sea Ceptor naval air defense system.

Sea Ceptor offers self- and local area-air defense against simultaneous attacks, including saturation attacks, across the full 360° threat axis. Designed to counter advanced threats, the system has a broad target set, ranging from supersonic anti-ship missiles to attack helicopters and unmanned air vehicles.

MBDA to Equip Swedish Visby-class Corvettes with CAMM Air Defense Missiles
CAMM missile

The contract value for the CAMM order remains undisclosed by both Sweden and MBDA.

This initiative aligns with Saab Kockums' comprehensive plan to enhance its fleet of five stealth corvettes. The Swedish shipyard is set to initiate the Sea Ceptor installation on the initial Visby corvette by the end of 2025. Subsequently, the first ship is anticipated to be handed over to the naval force approximately 12 months later, as confirmed by FMV, the nation's defense procurement arm.

The CAMM, featuring a range surpassing 25 kilometers (16 miles), was originally developed by MBDA's U.K. division for the British military. Noteworthy for its deployment in both ground-based and naval air defense roles, the CAMM exhibits the following characteristics: a weight of 99 kg, a length of 3.2 m, a diameter measuring 166 mm, a range exceeding 25 km, and a supersonic speed.

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