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MBDA, Leonardo To Develop EW Variant Of Spear Missile

September 16 2019

United Kingdom

The British Defense Ministry has awarded MBDA and Leonardo UK a contract to develop an electronic warfare version of the SPEAR-3 cruise missile, reports Flight Global.

The 10 million pound (US$12 million) contract covers work to integrate Leonardo electronic warfare equipment on the MBDA-made missile.

The weapon, based on the Brimstone guided missile, will carry advanced miniaturized electronic warfare payloads and will serve as a stand-in jammer to protect friendly aircraft and...

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