MBDA has announced that the Seawolf Block 2 naval point air defense missile has been
successfully fired for the first time at the Vidsel missile test range in
The Seawolf Block 2, the newest Seawolf missile derivative, will enter service
with the Royal Navy in 2005. The Seawolf Block 2 has been designed to operate
with existing Seawolf hardware while providing enhanced performance thanks to new
technologies developed by MBDA.
Improvements associated with the Seawolf Block 2 missile include a new fuse
incorporating IR and RF sensors for better performance against low signature,
low flying targets, and a new electronic fin actuation system replacing the gas
actuation system, which provides extended range and enhanced maneuverability.
Seawolf Block 2 also accommodates high computing multi-chip module originally
developed for the ASRAAM missile.
The Seawolf Block 2 missile will be provided in both configurations conventional
launch (ramp) and vertical launch (VLS). Production deliveries are scheduled for
2005, with VL Seawolf supplied to Type 23 frigates and conventional launch
Seawolf to Type 22 Batch 3 frigates.
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