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AKERON, the New Unique Family of Fifth-Generation Combat Weapons

Issue 114 - July 2022

MBDA presents AKERON, a unique family of fifth-generation tactical combat missiles, a quantum leap from the third and fourth-generation weapons currently available on the market. This family includes the MMP and MHT missiles, now renamed AKERON MP and AKERON LP, respectively.

With AKERON, MBDA is now offering a family of missiles that can adapt to the needs of collaborative tactical combat. Today's combat units operate in a variety of complex environments. These can be urban areas, open countryside, deserts or mountains, during the day or at night, and can also feature a combination and/or variety of forces, both allied and adversary. To respond to the wide range of threats they face, operators must be equipped with a versatile and precise capability enabling them to destroy fixed or mobile land targets – including the latest-generation tanks and light combat vehicles – but also neutralize dismounted adversaries or adversaries in hardened or defensive fighting positions. All whilst minimizing the risk of collateral damage. Operators also need to be protected during engagements with the simplicity of implementation, and the capacity to "fire and forget" or engage a target while remaining hidden from sight.