MBDA to appear at DefExpo 2018 in Chennai
DefExpo 2018 is particularly exciting to MBDA as it will be the first time L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd, the Joint Venture we formed with Larsen and Toubro in 2017, will be exhibiting in Hall 8, Stand 1.5A.
We see L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd as a key channel for delivering the next generation of complex weapons capabilities to the Indian Armed Forces and developing the capabilities of India’s defence industry in the complex weapons sector. L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd will have its own unique stand and will be showcasing a number of products, including ATGM5 and Exocet MM40 B3.
One of the most exciting examples of this is ATGM5 which will be designed and manufactured in India to meet India’s specific operational requirements. ATGM5 will draw on the next generation technologies of the MMP battlefield anti-tank weapon that recently entered service in France. ATGM5 will be designed and manufactured in India to meet the specific operational requirements of the Indian Armed Forces. It will be a true Indian Designed, Developed and Manufactured (IDDM) product, involving the transfer of next generation key technologies to India, boosting the domestic defence industry sector.
ATGM5 will make its first ever public appearance at DEFEXPO 2018, and will be present exclusively on the stand of L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd in the form of both a physical model and a functional simulator.
Exocet MM40 Block 3 is the latest version of the famous Exocet missile family, and includes the replacement of the missile’s traditional rocket motor with a turbojet to extend the range of the system out to 200 km while the missile’s already excellent navigation system has seen further enhancements. As the Indian Armed Forces already operate SM 39, which is part of the Exocet family, it is a logical step to also use Exocet in other operational areas. In doing so, it would provide significant operational, logistics and training advantages. MM40 Exocet Block 3 is being offered by L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd in response to India’s RFI for the Medium Range Anti-Ship Missile, and will be present on the stand of L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd.
As you would expect, MBDA will be exhibiting a full range of our missiles and missile systems portfolio on its own stand (Hall 8, Stand 1.4B) that could be of interest to India and other countries across the main defence domains: air, land and sea.