1st Operational Naval VL_MICA Missile Integrated with TACTICOS

Thales is proud to announce that the first operational naval VL_MICA missile world-wide has been successfully integrated with the Tacticos Combat Management System. This system is now operational on the Royal Moroccan Navy’s Tarek Ben Ziad that will visit Dimdex 2012.

The VL_Mica missile system is a short range fire-and-forget system that relies on data from the SMART-S Mk2 surveillance radar to be launched in the direction of the threat. The missile’s integrated sensor subsequently directs the missile to the threat. Integrating this missile with TACTICOS once again proves Thales’ world-wide leading position in the field of naval system integration.

Other Thales systems on the RMNS Tarek Ben Ziad include: SMART-S Mk2 3D medium to long range surveillance radar, LIROD Mk2 tracking radar, KINGKLIP sonar system, IFF system, Integrated communication system comprising external communication system and FOCON internal communication system, two Target Designation Sights, VIGILE ESM system, SCORPION ECM system, and the integrated navigation system.

Source: Thales Group (Paris: HO.PA)
Date: Mar 28, 2012