MBDA to Enhance Italian Air Defense Systems' Capabilities with CAMM-ER Missiles

CAMM-ER is integrated into Albatros NG, a new naval-based air defense system sold abroad, enhancing fleet surface-to-air capabilities.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 08:18 PM, May 22, 2024
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MBDA to Enhance Italian Air Defense Systems' Capabilities with CAMM-ER Missiles
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MBDA and OCCAR have amended a contract to enhance the technical capabilities of Italian air defense systems using CAMM-ER missiles.

These systems, named Grifo and MAADS, serve the Italian Army and Air Force.

The contract includes a new Fire Control Unit (FCU) by MBDA to enhance Grifo's command-and-control capabilities for the Italian Army, strengthening their operational effectiveness.

Grifo uses CAMM-ER missiles, jointly developed by the UK and Italy for land and naval air defense. CAMM can integrate with various radars and command-and-control systems to create an Enhanced Modular Air Defense Solution (EMADS).

CAMM-ER, with an active seeker and a new AVIO-designed motor, provides extended range and successfully qualified last year. It will replace the Aspide missile in the SPADA system of the Italian Air Force and the Skyguard system of the Italian Army.

CAMM-ER is integrated into Albatros NG, a new naval-based air defense system sold abroad, enhancing fleet surface-to-air capabilities. This agreement will boost industrial capabilities at MBDA’s Italian sites, especially in Bacoli near Naples, supporting technological and industrial growth.

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