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Sea Ceptor Supersonic Missile Defence System Offered To Indian Navy

L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd has submitted its first bid to the Indian Armed Forces- offering the latest generation Sea Ceptor naval air defence system, in its RFP response for the Indian Navy’s Short-Range Surface to Air Missile (SRSAM) requirement.

The Sea Ceptor, that made its debut at DefExpo-2018, will be built in India. It provides complete protection against multiple air targets simultaneously. Sea Ceptor utilises the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) that features a fully active RF-seeker, two-way datalink and soft-vertical launch system.

A new functional simulator for ATGM5 anti-tank guided missile will make its debut at DefExpo-2020, the joint venture between Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and European MBDA said in a statement.

In addition, the company has offered Exocet MM40 Block 3 short-range anti-ship cruise missiles in response to India’s RFI for the Medium Range Anti-Ship Missile.

Presently, MBDA is delivering MICA air-to-air missile systems, and METEOR ramjet-powered and network-enabled beyond visual range air-to-air missiles and SCALP missiles for Indian Air Force (IAF) Rafale fighters.

According to the company, the MICA is the only missile in the world featuring two interoperable seekers (active radar and imaging infrared) to cover the spectrum from close-in dogfight to long beyond visual range. Its ability to fly out to BVR in passive mode before the seeker locks on in the final stages of the end game has earned it the nickname “silent killer” as the target has little time to react or to deploy effective countermeasures.

The METEOR missile has a throttleable ramjet engine, active radar seeker and datalink that combine to provide unmatched end- game speed and maneuverability at greatly extended ranges, resulting in its all-important ‘No-Escape Zone’ being several times greater than any other existing or planned BVR weapons, the company claims.

The SCALP missile has the ability to deliver precision strikes against high-value targets such as well protected control bunkers/centers, key infrastructures and military installations from a safe stand-off distance, MBDA said.

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