With the Naval Cruise Missile, MBDA and Naval Group join forces in India

According to the specialized Indian site www.livefistdefence.com, the European group MBDA and the French Naval Group are said to have offered the Indian authorities the MdCN cruise missile as part of the P75i program for the design and construction of 6 anaerobic-propelled submarines for the Indian Navy. This announcement was expected, since the main competitor of the French group, the design offices Rubin of Saint-Petersburg, had proposed on their side the implementation of Kalibr cruise missiles from the proposed model based on the Lada class. This announcement further marginalizes the other offers presented as part of this program. to Naval Group offers and Rubin, neither Germany, Spain nor South Korea have such long-range cruise ships and change of environment.

It is not the first time that the two groups have joined forces. In Poland in particular, they presented a very similar range of attack submarines derived from the Scorpene model using the MdCN missile, and functionality was also emphasized in Dutch competition. Note that in Poland, the German TKMS had also tried to offer the MdCN, but MBDA refused the request, the MdCN missile being of French origin and under export control from Paris.

MdCN missile launch test from a submerged torpedo tube

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