The French Army has fired Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) medium-range missiles over a range of 5,000 m as it prepares for operational deployment, MBDA, the system’s manufacturer, announced on 10 June, on the eve of Eurosatory 2018, which is being held in Paris on 11–15 June.
The anti-tank missiles were fired with their seekers locked on to their targets before launch, according to MBDA.
The French Army plans to deploy MMP to Mali in September.
Previewing Eurosatory in mid-May, MBDA military adviser Philippe Gouyon said MMP could be used against fast-moving targets like vehicles used for suicide bombings driving at speeds of up to 70 km/h, as the missile can be fired quickly with its seeker locked on to targets before launch.
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