MBDA, with nearly 70 years' experience in the ATGM sector (dating back to the SS.10), has established a long history of working in partnership with Indian industry regarding this class of weapon. This cooperation with Bharat Dynamics Limited, which has been in operation for nearly 50 years, has seen the production in India of well over 50,000 ATGM missiles.
MBDA's air-to-air and air-to-surface missile systems equip the latest generation of aircraft in service with many of the world’s air forces. These systems include both short and beyond visual range fire-and-forget weapons designed to ensure the aircraft’s safety as it strives to secure and protect the airspace. To carry out the surface attack mission, MBDA missile systems feature exceptional precision at long, stand-off range.
Campaigns are usually decided by the soldier on the ground and MBDA’s Milan has long been the ATGM weapon of choice of armies around the world. Continuing MBDA’s leadership in this area, the company has recently started deliveries of MMP, the only 5th generation ATGM weapon available on the world market. The MBDA product range also includes man portable and air-launched anti-armour weapon systems to support the modern soldier whether he is called to operate in an open terrain or, more often nowadays, in an urban terrain. To aid the movement of both soldiers and civilians in a conflict zone, MBDA also provides highly advanced mine detection and clearance systems.
Long range ballistic missiles, stealth aircraft, UCAVs and cruise missiles make up just part of the new and proliferating threat from the sky. Defence against this complex threat calls for networked surveillance and control systems as well as a layered architecture of short, medium and long range anti-air missiles. MBDA’s expertise in creating effective defensive “umbrellas” has positioned the Company as an industry leader. With Aster, MBDA is the first and currently the only European company that has proven its ability to counter the ballistic missile threat.
MBDA's name is inextricably linked with Exocet, probably one of the world’s most famous anti-ship missile systems. However, this is only one of a number of ship, fixed and rotary wing aircraft launched anti-ship missiles that MBDA supplies to the modern navy. MBDA is also associated with the most advanced of naval air defence systems, capable of defending against multiple attacks by aircraft and incoming anti-ship missiles.