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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Multi Purpose Combat Vehicle
Origin: France
Corporations: MBDA
Parent System: MPCV
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Multi Purpose Combat Vehicle (MPCV) is an MBDA self-funded program for a flexible very short range air defense (VSHORAD) system. The MCPV combines the proven Mistral short range surface-to-air missile (SAM), a machine gun and advanced sensors and fire control system. The Renault Sherpa 3A is the basic platform for this VSHORAD system but can be integrated onto many platforms upon customer request. The system relies on VHF PR4G-F@stnet communications supplied by Thales. The system is network-centric operations capable and can be operated remotely at a distance of up to 50 meters with the crew in sheltered positions. The MCPV air defense system has been ordered by the French Armed Forces. In February 2011, MBDA announced the first export order from an undisclosed customer in the Middle East with the first series production vehicles to be delivered in 2013.

The program was launched in 2006. Final qualification of the MPCV system was carried out by the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) in June 2010 after a series of test firings at the missile test firing centre at Biscarosse in the Landes region of France. These tests culminated with a firing demonstration against a number of targets representing a saturating air attack. The MPCV can be integrated within a command and coordination network via the MCP (Mistral Coordination Post) command and control system (C2). The MPCV's turret is fitted with four ready-to-fire Mistral missiles with another four stored inside the vehicle, a 12.7mm self-defense machine gun, and EOSS (Electro-Optic Surveillance Sensor) enabling the passive surveillance, detection and tracking of the target even when the vehicle is in motion.

As of late 2010, MBDA was also developing a further version intended against armored targets fitted with the same turret and EOSS sensor plus four anti-tank missiles fired from a new developed launcher.

MPCV Applications

Artillery Systems IMCP + PCP

MPCV Specifications

Number of Cannons: 1
Number of Weapons: 8
Wheel Drive: 4x4
Main Gun Caliber: 12.7 millimeter
Weapon Max Range: 4,100 meter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 9 news between
23 Mar 2010 and 22 Feb 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015MBDA Unveils Hafeet Air Defense Vehicle
Tuesday, June 17, 2014Sagem Wins New Order for SIGMA 20 Navigators on MBDA Surface-to-Air Weapon Systems
Monday, June 16, 2014MBDA Demonstrates MMP Missile System Modularity
Friday, June 13, 2014MBDA to Showcase 5th Generation MMP Anti-Tank Missile at Eurosatory
Sunday, November 17, 2013First Export Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicles Ready for Delivery
Monday, February 21, 2011MBDA Announces First Export Order for New Ground Based Air Defense System
Sunday, February 20, 2011Multi Purpose Combat Vehicle Receives First Export Order
Tuesday, June 15, 2010MPCV Demonstrates Capability Against Saturating Air Attack
Tuesday, March 23, 2010Sherpa 3A-Based MPCV Vehicle Ready to Enter Production

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