DSEI 2013: UK places Sea Ceptor contract

09 September 2013

The UK has signed a contract for the naval MBDA Sea Ceptor air defence missile, UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced at DSEI 2013 on 10 September.

In total the order is worth some GBP250 million (USD391.7 million), and will provide a new short-range surface-to-air missile capability for the UK Royal Navy's (RN's) Type 23 frigates, and future Type 26 Global Combat Ships (GCS).

The contract was placed, Hammond stated during his keynote event on the first day of DSEI, after the completion of the assessment phase of the CAMM programme. In January 2012 the UK had announced the launch of a five-year demonstration phase for the Sea Ceptor programme.

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