MBDA has achieved the first export order for its fifth-generation MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée or medium-range missile) anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), just months after initial deliveries to the French Army began in November 2017.
Whilst MBDA declined to provide details about the order, the recipient country is believed to be Qatar.
On 7 December 2017, the Gulf state finalised a multi-billion dollar trade deal with France that included signing a letter of intent to purchase 490 VBC1 2 (Véhicule Blindé de Combat d'Infanterie) 8x8 combat vehicles from Nexter. It is unclear whether a subsequent contract has been signed since then.
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