The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) awards a new contract to MBDA for additional Meteor missiles.
On December 16, MBDA was awarded a contract by the Meteor Integrated Joint Programme Office (IJPO) on behalf of the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw). MBDA will thus provide the German Air Force with additional Meteor missiles. The Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) system is guided by an active radar seeker and is also equipped with data link communication. Meteor’s ramjet propulsion system provides the missile with thrust, at speeds in excess of Mach 4, all the way to the target, providing the largest No-Escape Zone of any air-to-air missile.
MBDA Meteor missile has been developed to meet the needs of six European nations: the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Sweden. It is now cleared for frontline service with all of Europe’s domestic fighter aircraft: Gripen, Eurofighter Typhoon and Rafale.