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Sea Viper  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2009
Total Production: 6
Also Known As: PAAMS (S)
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: MBDA
Parent System: PAAMS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: 10
Family Members: PAAMS
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Description: The Principal Anti-Air Missile System (PAAMS) is a joint program between France, Italy and the United Kingdom to develop the next-generation ship-based air defense system capable of engaging multiple simultaneous threats at ranges of 120 km. The primary goal of this air defense system is to engage hostile aircraft and anti-ship missiles to protect forces at sear and/or over land. MBDA is the prime contractor for the PAAMS missile system which is deemed as the European counterpart to the proven AEGIS weapon system.

The Sea Viper, called PAAMS (S) until 28 January 2009, has been selected to equip the Royal Navy's Type 45 anti-air warfare (AAW) destroyers. It comprises the Sampson multifunction radar replacing Empar on PAAMS (E), a combat management system, S1850M long-range surveillance radar, the Sylver vertical launch system (VLS), and the Aster 15 and Aster 30 surface-to-air missiles (SAM). The Sea Viper is optimized against aircraft, supersonic and sea-skimming anti-ship missiles.

Sea Viper Applications

Fighting Ships Type 45 Protection Systems Sea Ceptor

Sea Viper Specifications

Engaged Aerial Targets: 32
Tracked Aerial Targets: 300
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Sea Viper News

There are 12 news between
11 Sep 2007 and 21 Apr 2017
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Friday, April 21, 2017UK MoD Awards Contract to MBDA for Sea Viper Weapon System Support
Monday, December 30, 2013Sixth and Final Type 45 Destroyer Enters Service with Royal Navy
Friday, May 20, 2011MBDA Awarded Sea Viper Support Contract
Thursday, May 19, 2011Royal Navy's HMS Daring Destroyer Fires Sea Viper for First Time
Monday, October 4, 2010Royal Navy Fires Sea Viper Air Defense System from Type 45 Destroyer for First Time Ever
Tuesday, August 17, 2010Royal Navy's Sea Viper Air Defense System Completes Trials in the Mediterranean
Monday, June 28, 2010Aster 30 Missile Successfully Completes Firing Trials
Thursday, February 12, 2009Type 45's Sea Viper Missile System Successfully Completes Second Test Firing
Thursday, February 5, 2009Royal Navy's Sea Viper Naval Air Defense System Scores Another Success
Wednesday, June 4, 2008Royal Navy's PAAMS First Test Firing Completed Successfully

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 61
Cannons & Gear
Defensive Weapons
Aster 15
Aster 30
Sensor Systems
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