MBDA Signs Contract to Supply a Coastal Missile System to Qatar

Date: Issue 70 - September 2016

MBDA signed in Doha a contract for the supply of a coastal defensesystem for the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) on 1th September.

This innovative coastal missile system will deploy two different munitions, Marte ER (the Extended Range version of the Marte missile) and Exocet MM40 Block 3, and it will be able to work in autonomous mode with its own radar, or alternatively by data-linking to a higher level within a wider coastal surveillance network. The supply of these coastal missile systems will allow the QENF to prevent hostile ships from reaching and threatening their territorial waters.