Successful interception of Ballistic Missile by French SAMP-T Ground-to-Air defense MAMBA system

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Friday, 26 November 2010, 16:56 PM

 
Successful interception of Ballistic Missile by French SAMP-T Ground-to-Air defense MAMBA system
 
 
On 18 October 2010 at 11.49, the SAMP/T Mamba Surface-to-Air Medium Range missile system of French Army intercepted its first ballistic target at the DGA Missile Launch Test Centre (CELM) in Biscarosse.
     
SAMP-T Ground-to-Air missile defense system Mamba unit (Italian Army)
SAMP-T Ground-to-Air missile defense system Mamba unit (Italian Army)
     
SAMP-T Mamba vertical launcher unit with Aster 30 missiles
SAMP-T Mamba vertical launcher unit with Aster 30 missiles
     
SAMP-T Mamba engagement module including Mara computer and Magics operator consoles
SAMP-T Mamba engagement module including Mara computer and Magics operator consoles
     
SAMP-T Mamba power generator module
SAMP-T Mamba power generator module
     
SAMP-T Mamba Arabel module multi function radar
SAMP-T Mamba Arabel module multi function radar
     

Based on the knowledge that our operational forces could no longer do without a high performance and modern ground-to-air protection system against tactical missiles, the French Military Programme Law 2003-2009 responded to this need by developing the SAMP/T Surface-to-Air Medium Range missile system which has just come into service for forces serving in the Luxeuil air defence artillery squadron.

The SAMP/T system combines the Arabel radar, a real-time engagement module and the Aster 30 missile. As part of its responsibility for the fire control function, Thales is also participating in designing and producing homing devices for Aster missiles. With the supply of 15 SAMP/T systems under the FSAF (Future Surface-to-Air Family) programme, Thales is demonstrating its capacity to play a leading role in the field of ground-based anti-aircraft and anti-missile defence.

 

 

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