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Vertical Launch Mica  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: VL Mica
Origin: France and United Kingdom
Corporations: MBDA
Parent System: Vertical Launch Mica
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Vertical Launch Mica is a modular short range air defense system which fires the two Mica missiles types (IR and RF). It is intended against simultaneously multiple attacks of aircraft and missiles adding the advantage of employing and fire and forget missile. The Vertical Launch Mica can face the most severe IRCM-ECM scenarios (Infrared Countermeasures and Electronic Countermeasures). The Vertical Launch Mica has been developed to meet the requirements of land and naval military forces.

The Vertical Launch Mica land-based consists of a Tactical Operations Centre (TOC), a 3D radar and 3 to 6 Mica launchers. All the items are mounted on separate vehicles. Each Mica Launcher accommodates 4 Mica IR/RF missiles. The TOC is interconnected to the 3D radar via optical fiber and to the Mica Launchers via UHF communications. The mobile land-based VLM provides air defense against aircraft, UAV, helicopters and standoff weapons for maneuver military forces.

On 22 December 2005, the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) awarded MBDA a contract in support of VL Mica air defense system fielding. The French Air Force, Army and Navy would deploy Vertical Launch Mica medium-range, ground- and ship-based air defense system.

Vertical Launch Mica Applications

Artillery Systems IMCP + PCP

Vertical Launch Mica Specifications

Crew: 3
Target's Max Altitude: 10,000 meter (32,808 foot)
Weapon Max Range: 20,000 meter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Vertical Launch Mica News

There are 12 news between
22 Feb 2005 and 2 Mar 2015
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Monday, March 2, 2015International VL Mica Get Sagem's Sigma 30 Navigation System
Monday, February 9, 2015MBDA Delivers the First PCP and IMCP Command and Control System
Tuesday, December 4, 2012Oman Carries Out First Operational Firing of Ground-Based VL Mica Air Defense System
Sunday, November 13, 2011MBDA to Deliver First VL Mica Air Defense System in 2012
Friday, April 15, 2011VL Mica Demonstrates Proficiency Against Stand-off Weapons
Monday, February 21, 2011MBDA Announces First Export Order for New Ground Based Air Defense System
Friday, July 17, 2009MBDA and Bumar Sign Agreement for Future Polish Air Defense System
Wednesday, July 15, 2009VL Mica Successfully Intercepts a Sea Skimming Low Signature Target
Tuesday, June 16, 2009Ground-based VL Mica Air Defense System Wins First Export Order
Wednesday, May 3, 2006VL Mica Tested from a Naval Launcher

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total ?2
Defensive Weapons
Mica IRx24
Mica RFx24
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