MBDA partners with Romanian firms for advanced tactical missile systems
MBDA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Romanian defence group Romarm and its subsidiary Electromecanica Ploiesti.
The MoU was signed in response to the operational requirements of the Romanian Armed Forces for land-based air defence systems.
It is in line with the requirements set by the Supreme Council of National Defence, MBDA stated.
All three companies involved in the MoU will be able to define and present the best French proposal for advanced tactical missile systems.
Signed in the framework of the Strategic Agreement between Romania and France, the MoU is expected to support the development of the Romanian defence industry through industrial cooperation, local production and transfer of technology, in line with the European initiative of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).
MBDA is a European producer of missile systems that meet current and future operational needs of the three armed forces.
Jointly owned by Airbus (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%), and Leonardo (25%), MBDA offers a range of 45 missile systems and counter-measure products already in operational service and more than 15 others currently in development.
Romarm is involved in the production, research, and design of military equipment and offers demilitarisation and maintenance services of the said equipment.
Electromecanica Ploiesti produces and ensures maintenance for various types of missiles and rocket systems.
Image: MBDA signed a MoU with Romarm and Electromecanica Ploiesti. Photo: courtesy of MBDA.