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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 ship-based is integrated within the ship combat system. The basic configuration of VLM is an Modular Vertical Container with 8 Mica missiles. The target information is taken from the radar and electro-optical sensors of the ship with no need for illuminators or tracking radar. Once fired the Mica missile is absolutely autonomous.

The shipboard Vertical Launch Mica is intended against aircraft, anti-ship missiles, helicopters and UAVs in adverse weather conditions, day and night, and heavy countermeasures environments.

The compact, modular and lightweight Vertical Launch Mica is specially suitable for small and not extremely sophisticated ships. It is being offered as part of an upgrade program for existing ships.

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


Fighting Ships Falaj 2 Gowind 2500 Khareef Second Generation Patrol Vessel Tarik ben Ziyad

Vertical Launch Mica Specifications

Performance
Weapon Max Altitude: 10,000 meter
Weapon Max Range: 20,000 meter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Vertical Launch Mica News

There are 7 news between
23 Dec 2005 and 29 Jun 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016Qatar Emiri Navy Orders MM40 Block 3, Aster 30 Block 1 and VL Mica Missiles
Tuesday, October 15, 2013Vertical Launch Mica Successfully Fired from Royal Navy of Oman Al Shamikh Vessel
Tuesday, October 30, 2012Last Moroccan Sigma-Class Frigate Sails Through Sea Acceptance Trials
Tuesday, October 28, 2008Naval VL Mica Missile System Completes 14th Successful Test Firing
Wednesday, December 5, 2007Oman Orders VL Mica and Exocet for its Khareef-class Vessels
Wednesday, May 3, 2006VL Mica Tested from a Naval Launcher
Friday, December 23, 2005VL Mica Air Defense System Gets Green Light

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Egypt4
Missile systems ordered for four Gowind class corvettes
Oman?
Royal Navy of Oman has VL Mica Systems to equip its three Khareef Offshore Patrol Vessels

Grand Total 177
Defensive Weapons
Mica IRx8
Mica RFx8
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