Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources MBDA - Jan 10, 2011
(NSI News Source Info) PARIS, France - January 15, 2011:The contract was notified to MBDA-UK 22 December 2010 by the agency of arming the British Ministry of Defence (DE & S) pilot program. Meteor is a cooperation between France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain and the United Kingdom. The first copies will be delivered to the French Air Force in 2018. This future missile, equipped with a ramjet, is designed for air defense mission. It will intercept targets at ranges of several tens of kilometers, in addition to the current missile MICA used to smaller distances for combat or self defense. Meteor meet the threats of the modern type fighters armed with missiles or class of MICA air-to-air ramjet. Launched in 2003, Meteor is a collaborative program that consolidates the industrial and technological base of European defense in the missile area: MBDA-UK, the prime industrial contractor, has the main industrial partners MBDA France, MBDA-Italy Saab (Sweden) and Inmize (Spain).
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