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Sea Ceptor  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 24 May 2018
Total Production: ?
Development Cost: GBP£483 million   (USD$596 million)
Also Known As: FLAADS-M and Future Local Area Air Defence System - Maritime
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: MBDA
Parent System: FLAADS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 24 May 2018
Total Production: ?
Family Members: FLAADSLand
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Description: The Future Local Area Air Defence System (FLAADS) family of ground- and ship-based surface-to-air missile systems is an initiative sponsored by the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defense (MoD) in support of its armed forces. The FLAADS leverages technologies developed for the Sea Viper weapon system in service on the Royal Navy's Type 45 destroyers. The FLAADS Command and Control (C2) system features greater than 75% commonality of Sea Viper C2 software. The FLAADS family will also feature a common platform data link. The shipborne version should be operational by mid-2010s and the land-based variant by the end of the decade.

The Future Local Area Air Defence System - Maritime (FLAADS-M), now Sea Ceptor, is an advanced shipborne air defense system intended for the Royal Navy's Type 26 frigate, formerly known as the Future Surface Combatant, and the future Global Combat Ship. Besides, the same air defense system might be installed onboard Type 23 frigates. The FLAADS will utilize the Common Anti-Air Modular Missile (CAAMM) family to defeat a wide range of threats ranging from fixed-wing aircraft to supersonic anti-ship missiles. MBDA is the prime contractor for this program. FLAADS-M was still at the assessment phase as of March 2010. In January 2012, MBDA was awarded a £483 million contract for the development of the Sea Ceptor air defense system by 2016.

Sea Ceptor Applications

Fighting Ships MEKO 200 Tamandare Type 23 Type 26

Sea Ceptor News

There are 18 news between
15 Jul 2008 and 28 May 2018
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Monday, May 28, 2018British Army Land Ceptor Air Defense Scores Successful Test
Thursday, May 24, 2018UK Sea Ceptor Air Defense System Enters Service with Type 23 Frigate
Wednesday, December 20, 2017Royal Navy Completes Sea Ceptor Firing Trials
Monday, September 4, 2017Royal Navy Successfully Completes First Test Firing of Sea Ceptor Surface-to-Air Missile System
Friday, April 21, 2017UK MoD Awards Contract for CAMM Surface-to-Air Missiles
Friday, November 4, 2016UK MoD Awards Contract for Type 26 Class Frigate's Sea Ceptor Air Defense System Development
Tuesday, September 15, 2015Lockheed Martin to Begin Qualification Testing of 3-Cell ExLS in 2016
Friday, November 28, 2014Brazilian Navy Selects Sea Ceptor Missile System for its Tamandare Class Corvettes
Friday, July 4, 2014First Sea Ceptor Firings Completed Successfully
Tuesday, May 27, 2014New Zealand Awards MBDA Contrat for Sea Ceptor Air Defense Systems

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