The U.K.’sÂ ministry of defense has awarded MBDA three contracts worth $689 million combined to produceÂ and maintain various missile systems for the British armed forces.
MBDA will supplyÂ MeteorÂ andÂ Common Anti-air Modular MissileÂ weapons as well as maintainÂ Sea Viper missiles in support ofÂ various ships and aircraft, the ministry said Friday.
The company secured a $52.4 million contract to provide Meteor air-to-air missiles for use on the U.K.’sÂ F-35B Lightning II and Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft as well asÂ Queen Elizabeth-class carriers.
Meteor isÂ scheduled toÂ enter service on Typhoon by 2018 and on F-35B beginning in 2024.
MBDA also receivedÂ a $223.7 million contract toÂ maintain, repair and overhaul anti-air Sea Viper weapon systems that work to protect the British navy’s Type 45 destroyers againstÂ threats such as missiles and fighter aircraft.
The missile systems provider will also supplyÂ CAMM air defense missilesÂ to arm the U.K. navy’s Type 26 frigates and replace the British army’sÂ Rapier system under a $413 million contract.
CAMM will also be integrated withÂ the Sea Ceptor weapon system ofÂ the British navy’sÂ Type 23 frigates.