Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MBDA's MMP 5th Generation Anti-tank Missile?

MMP is the latest (fifth) generation land combat missile system designed for dismounted infantry as well as for integration on combat vehicles.

Featuring both fire-and-forget and man-in-the-loop operation, network-enabled MMP also receives third party target designation for indirect firing scenarios.

MMP’s design includes the growth potential necessary for a future family of missiles for modern land combat.

MMP will replace the Milan and Javelin anti-tank missiles in service with the French Army and special forces from 2017. Taking into account the battle experience gained from recent conflicts in which the French Army has been engaged, MMP is a response to the demands that have been expressed in terms of required capabilities: firing from confined spaces, “fire-and-forget”, and self-guidance with a “man-in-the-loop” facility.

Ok.  Being actual and factual MBDA can stuff that "5th Generation" marketing spin up a dark orifice.  What does have me jazzed is the pic above showing them firing from within a building ... there is no back blast.  The product description indicating that it can receive targeting information from other sources is pretty hot too.  5th Gen is definitely marketing spin but the reality of the missile seems that it will actually deliver new capabilities.

Well done MBDA.

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