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UAE orders MBDA anti-ship missiles

Missile-maker MBDA is to supply Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles to the United Arab Emirates.

By Richard Tomkins
MBDA's sea-skimming Marte MK2/N anti-ship missile, recently ordered by UAE, during a test firing. MBDA photo
MBDA's sea-skimming Marte MK2/N anti-ship missile, recently ordered by UAE, during a test firing. MBDA photo

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- MBDA reports it has been contracted to supply the United Arab Emirates navy with Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles.

The number of missiles and contract details were not disclosed, but the weapons will be carried by the navy's high-speed multirole combat vessels.

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Each vessel will be equipped with four box launchers for the Marte Mk 2/N guided missiles, which are able to strike targets at ranges of more than 18.6 miles.

The Marte MK2/N is a fire-and-forget, sea-skimming missile that uses midcourse inertial guidance and active radar homing.

"I am delighted that the UAE has confirmed the trust placed in MBDA for its defense requirements," said MBDA Chief Executive Officer Antoine Bouvier. "MBDA is one of the country's leading defense suppliers and will continue to show our long-standing commitment and support for the UAE Armed Forces."

The UAE first ordered Marte missiles in 2009.

MBDA is owned jointly by Airbus Group, BAE Systems and Leonardo.

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