MBDA Merger: Ramjet Resources Rising

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Meteor, loading(click to view full) In 2005, “Meteor Missile Will Make Changes to Accommodate F-35” looked at the multi-national project to create the Meteor long range air-air missile, and explained how improving technologies and different approaches to fighter design had led the Europeans to make the Meteor project a priority. Countries involved include France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK; industrial participants include MBDA, Thales, SAAB Bofors Dynamics, Finmeccania’s Alenia, the Spanish INMIZE joint venture, and Boeing. MBDA’s Meteor has been successfully conducting development testing over the last couple of years, using the JAS-39 Gripen as its primary test platform and adding flights with the Eurofighter Typhoon and Dassault Rafale. In parallel to that effort, MBDA has been advancing its strategic goals via the purchase of a German firm called Bayern-Chemie/Protac. Eurofighter & Meteor(click to view full) MBDA has already moved to consolidate its position as the European missile firm by buying the German defense firm LFK, which specializes in missiles; LFK is a major partner in the future US/European MEADS air defense system, for instance. Now approval by the appropriate national and international regulatory bodies has allowed MBDA to conclude its purchase of all remaining Bayern-Chemie/Protac shares from […]

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