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MBDA’s Sea Venom/ANL missile succeeds in first qualification firing

MBDA has successfully carried out the first qualification firing trial of the Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile at the DGA Essais de missiles (DGA EM) test site at Ile Du Levant on 20 February 2020, another significant milestone for the Anglo-French co-operation programme. The missile was launched from a Dauphin helicopter close to the minimum release height, reaching its cruise phase whilst sea skimming at very low height. During its terminal phase, the aircrew used images from the infrared seeker - transmitted through the datalink - to perform a successful manual aim point refinement. The missile has then followed this designated point until hitting the target with a very high degree of accuracy. This latest firing builds on two previous ones that have all tested the missile to the very edge of its capability. The previous ...
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