French Forces Clear MMP 5th Generation Land Combat Missile for Desert Operations


In the contest for induction of anti-tank missiles for the Indian Army, another weapon system could easily pose a major challenge. The requirements of the army are vast, keeping in view the vintage of its current holdings of anti-tank guided missiles.

The French Army with the support of MBDA, the manufacturers of MMP 5, carried out trials of the missiles from 25 August to 22 September, 2018 in Djibouti. It achieved the evaluation campaign of the MMP 5th generation land combat missile system. The objective of this operational evaluation was to check the suitability of the MMP weapon system for use in semi-desert conditions. For this purpose, nine firings were undertaken with all the missiles reaching their target. The results confirm the reliability of the weapon system in hot environment as well as its performance in operational firing scenarios.

Two firings have been performed by Navy commandos from the Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat ECUME (Embarcation Commando à Usage Multiple Embarquable – embarked multi-purpose commando boat): a first firing from the sea on a land target and the second one from the sea on a sea target. MMP is the first weapon system of this class of performance whose implementation on ECUME has been made possible. Read More

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