OCCAR announced that the ASTER 30 Block1NT program had passed, at the end of 2018, the preliminary design phase, defining the functionalities, objectives and technologies that will be used for its development. Thus, the missile will have a high-frequency Ka-Band seeker, increasing its accuracy and range, allowing the new system to engage and intercept intermediate-range ballistic missiles of up to 1500 km.
The Aster 30 Block1NT represents the mid-life evolution of the Aster system. This modernization integrates the modernization of the missile itself, but also the fire control unit, and the transport silos, as well as the ability of the system to integrate into NATO anti-aircraft defense networks.
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