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MBDA Marte ER Success in Romania

MBDA Marte ER [© MBDA]

MBDA has signed a contract with IAR Brasov for integration of the Marte ER onto a Romanian Naval Forces maritime helicopter platform.

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Press Release, Le Plessis Robinson, 25 May 2024: MBDA has signed a contract with IAR Brasov to support the integration of the Marte ER onto a maritime helicopter platform for the Romanian Naval Forces, based on the Airbus H215M platform.

Thanks to its excellent performance, Marte ER will provide a state-of-the-art capability to carry out anti-surface warfare missions, allowing the Romanian Navy to protect Romania sovereign interests in the most efficient way. This contract marks a major step of co-operation between MBDA and the Romanian Armed Forces.

Arnaud Rousset, Vice-President Europe at MBDA, said: “As the European leader in complex weapon systems, MBDA is the best suited to tackle the challenges faced in Europe by reinforcing European decisive defence capabilities. We are proud to contribute to the Romanian Armed Forces’ strategic autonomy and we will continue to act as a trusted partner by offering a comprehensive portfolio adapted to their current and future needs.”

MBDA will work in partnership with IAR Brasov and Airbus as well as with the other partners involved to achieve the integration of Marte ER and a full integration at the mission system level. This contract is a new success for the multiplatform Marte family of missiles, which is already integrated on a number of platforms for the Italian Armed Forces and several export customers.

Marte ER represents the latest generation of the family; it is designed to operate in all weather conditions and to deliver its highly effective lethal effect at ranges over 100km. It features a highly flexible mission profile allowing for automatic and manual waypoints, salvo firing and attacks on land co-ordinates, with specific methods of countering ships’ hard and soft-kill defences.

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