United Kingdom MOD signs a deal with MBDA for new air defense missile under program FLAADS

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The British Army is to get a new ground-based air defense missile under the program name FLAADS to replace the aging Rapier system following the signing of a development and manufacture deal by the Defence Ministry and MBDA last month. A British MoD spokeswomen confirmed a program worth £228 million (US $343 million) had been signed with Europe’s leading missile maker just before Christmas.

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