MBDA to Refurbish Greece’s SCALP Missiles

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  • 09:45 AM, May 12, 2023
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MBDA to Refurbish Greece’s SCALP Missiles
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European MBDA signed a contract with Greece Friday for mid-life refurbishment (MLR) of the SCALP/ Storm Shadow missiles of the Hellenic Air Force.

The contract was signed by Admiral Aristeidis Alexopoulos, General Director for Defence Investments and Armaments of the Greek Ministry of National Defence, and Eric Béranger, CEO of MBDA.

This MLR contract is dedicated to the SCALP missiles of the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) and includes the procurement of mission planning products, maintenance and technical assistance. This will prolong the operational superiority of the weapon against future threats.

The SCALP missile currently equips the Hellenic Air Force’s Mirage 2000-5 and Rafale fighter aircraft. The missiles concerned by this mid-life refurbishment were ordered as part of the original weapon package for the Mirage 2000-5. Further SCALP missiles were ordered by Greece as part of the weapon packages for the 18 Rafale ordered in 2021 and the additional six Rafale ordered in 2022.

MBDA says the new office opened today in Athens will be a springboard for a close co-operation with Greece. Developing the local participation of Greek national companies and institutions in the delivery of MBDA’s contracts in Greece and their follow-on phases.

first contract was signed in 2021 for the supply of a Rafale weapon systems package for 18 aircraft, with a second weapon package signed in 2022 for a further six Rafale. On the same day in 2022, a third contract was signed for a state-of-the-art weapon package from MBDA to equip three new Defence and Intervention Frigates (FDI HN).

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