MBDA has been awarded a £323m contract to supply air defence missiles for the British Army and the UK Royal Navy.
Under the contract, MBDA will deliver common anti-air modular missile (CAMM) to enhance the British Army’s ground-based air defence system.
The 3.2m-long missile will be deployed using Land Ceptor weapon system that will replace the Rapier weapon system in service with the British Army and contribute technology to the replacement of ASRAAM in service with the Royal Air Force.
With a range of more than 25km, the CAMM can operate as either a standalone unit or integrated within a battlespace network.
Designed for use both at sea and on land, CAMM has the ability to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles, aircraft and other highly sophisticated threats.
In addition, Sea Ceptor weapon system comprising CAMM will replace the Sea Wolf weapon system on the Type 23 Frigate and provide the anti-air defence capability on the new Type 26 frigates for the Royal Navy, MBDA stated.
The CAMM is claimed to provide 360° coverage and high degrees of manoeuvrability.
According to MBDA, Sea Ceptor and Land Ceptor use radar and datalink technology to guide the CAMM with incredible accuracy.
The missile's associated radar system can track maritime or land-based threat and uses the datalink to update the missile with the location of the threat.
Image: MBDA's CAMM has the ability to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles, aircraft and other highly sophisticated threats. Photo: courtesy of MBDA.