The Indian Ministry of Defence awarded international missile systems group MBDA
the contract to supply its Exocet SM-39 weapon system to arm the Navy's new
Scorpène conventional attack submarines.
The contract, signed on the 6th October in New Delhi, involves the provision of
the Exocet SM-39 missile for the six new generation submarines ordered from
This latest purchase of the Exocet missile makes India the 34th customer for the
world-renowned anti-ship missile system. To date, MBDA has sold more than 3,300
Exocet missiles in all configurations since the missile first entered service.
The contract cements the already strong partnership between India's armed
forces, indigenous industry and MBDA. MBDA's long relationship with India spans
over a quarter of a century with key programs for the Indian Army and Air Force.
The company's collaboration with India's Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) dates back
more than two decades with the production under license of the Milan anti-armor
MBDA also has a long heritage of working with the Indian Air Force, equipping
its Jaguar, MiG-21, MIG-23 and Mirage 2000 combat aircraft with airborne
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