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Infantry Weapons

France receives first MMP missile systems

04 December 2017

The French Army received its first Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) lightweight medium-range multi-purpose/anti-tank missile systems on 15-23 November, the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French procurement agency, announced on 30 November. Fifty missiles and 20 launchers were delivered for training.

The fifth-generation MMP will replace anti-tank weapons in French service. (MBDA)The fifth-generation MMP will replace anti-tank weapons in French service. (MBDA)

The DGA told Jane’s on 30 November that it had placed firm orders for 1,550 of the fire-and-forget and man-in-the-loop missiles and 225 firing units.

The December 2013 development and production contract is for 2,850 missiles and 400 launchers, in line with the Loi de Programmation Militaire 2014-19 military funding programme. The DGA said 1,750 missiles and 400 launchers will be received by 2025 in the first phase of the programme, including missiles for Jaguar 6x6 combat vehicles.





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