SCALP, EXOCET, MICA and METEOR
At a signing ceremony in Athens, Greece has confirmed the selection of MBDA weapon systems to arm its future fleet of 18 RAFALE combat aircraft, the company announced on 25 January.
The weapons fit will benefit from strong commonality with the MIRAGE 2000 and MIRAGE 2000-5 aircraft currently in service within the Hellenic Air Force. The HAF’s RAFALEs will also be armed with SCALP cruise missiles, AM39 EXOCET anti-ship missiles and MICA multi-mission air-to-air missiles. Additionally, MBDA will also supply the METEOR beyond visual range air-to-air missiles.
“The signing of this agreement turns a new page in our relationship with Greece, which we have had for more than half a century. The country was the very first customer of the EXOCET missile in 1968, showing great confidence in it and in our predecessor companies. This confidence has been renewed over the years and is being renewed again today. It is our duty to do everything we can in order to continue delivering on this confidence into tomorrow,” commented MBDA CEO, Eric Béranger at the signing ceremony, which was witnessed by both Greek and French Ministers of Defence.