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Following first deployments at sea on Type 23 frigates, MBDA’s Sea Ceptor matures to become highly effective and efficient all-weather air defense weapon system. A key capability of the system is the use of a soft launch mechanism that maximizes missile performance and kinematics, and imposes minimal loads on the launchers and structure.
The Sea Ceptor weapon system recently completed its first successfully firings from HMS Argyll, the first Type 23 to undergo the life-extension program.
MBDA was awarded a £483 five-year MOD contract to develop the Sea Ceptor, a new naval air defense system for the British Royal Navy Type 23 frigates. As part of the 'Future Local Area Air Defence System' (FLAADS), Sea Ceptor will replace the current Vertical Launch SeaWolf by 2016.
Farnborough 2008 provided a stage for several teaming announcements that have the potential to change the course future missile of developments. Two industry groups,...