MBDA prepares VL MICA land systems for delivery
The French Air Force has already taken part in the VL MICA land programme in 2009 which carried out the technical and operational assessment of the VL MICA demonstrator. This activity was an element of the SALVE (Sol-Air a Lancement Vertical - in English: ground-to-air, vertical launch system) technology demonstrator programme notified to MBDA by the DGA (the French armament procurement agency) in 2005.
International Military and Civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Survey
MBDA's Chief Executive Officer Antoine Bouvier declared: "While our customers are receiving their initial vessels equipped with our surface-to-air VL MICA systems, MBDA facilities are currently preparing the land version of the product. The DGA, the armed forces and MBDA have worked in close cooperation, making VL MICA a true industrial success which can already boast four export customers. As such, together with Aster and Mistral, VL MICA gives MBDA a full range of air defence missile systems".
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Source : MBDA