The European weaponry cooperation agency known as OCCAR, Organisme
Conjoint De Cooperation En Matiere D'Armament, awarded MBDA a
billion , $3.5 billion, contract for ASTER missile equipped ground (SAMP/T) and
naval (PAAMS and SAAM) air defense systems.
billion contract will cover production of 1,400 ASTER 15/30 missiles and 18 SAMP/T
Block 1 air defense batteries for the French Air Force, French Army and Italian
Army plus associated logistic support, training, etc. OCCAR signed the contract
on behalf of France, Italy and United Kingdom and MBDA acting as program prime
The United Kingdom will employ the Aster 15 and Aster 30 missiles worth
million on Type 45 Daring class destroyers within PAAMS (Principal Anti-Air
Missile System). France and Italy will outfit Charles de Gaulle and Andrea Doria
aircraft carriers with Aster 15 missile within SAAM naval air defense system and
Horizon frigates with a mixture of Aster 15 and 30 missiles (FSAF) and SAMP/T
ground-based air defense system as well. Eventually, Franco-Italian FREMM
frigates could be equipped with Aster missiles.
Aster 15/30 missiles will provide short and medium range air defense capability
against high maneuverable, low radar cross section air threats, including both
aircraft and missiles, as well as anti-ballistic capability.
Aster Vertical Launch missiles will be able to engage more than 10 targets
In addition, the contract also released funding for a third member of successful
Aster family, the Aster Block 1 missile. This missile is an evolution of Aster
30 designed to specifically engage theater tactical ballistic missiles.
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