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MBDA VL MICA short-range missile air defense system
« on: May 25, 2020, 12:41:15 PM »
https://www.mbda-systems.com/product/vl-mica/

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Vertical Launch MICA (VL MICA) is a short range, ground based air defence system deploying the MICA fire-and-forget missile, currently the only missile in the world capable of being fitted with either a heatseeking homing head (VL MICA IR) or with an active radar (VL MICA RF).

This unique capability ensures an outstanding kill probability, even in severe IRCM-ECM environments.

Organisation of a typical VL MICA unit is based on a vehicle-mounted shelter-protected Tactical Operations Centre (TOC) also known as the Platoon Command Post (PCP). This is capable of carrying out all Command, Control and Coordination functions, including real-time engagement, mission planning, system monitoring and connection with the higher level of command.

The TOC remotely controls a tri-dimensional radar mounted on a separate vehicle and three to six vertical launcher units also mounted on vehicles.

The VL MICA system design ensures ease of deployment, facilitates integration within a global air defence network, minimizes the need for personnel and reduces the logistic footprint and Life Cycle Cost.
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Re: MBDA VL MICA short-range missile air defense system
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Re: MBDA VL MICA short-range missile air defense system
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2020, 12:45:49 PM »
Morocco buys MBDA VL Mica short-range air defense missile systems from France | Army Recognition - 24 May 2020 10:09
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In 2019, the company MBDA would have signed a contract of 200 million with Morocco for the sale of VL Mica air defense missile systems and according to a document published recently on Morocco Government official website, it was announced that the country secured a $209 million loan from BNP Paribas that will be used to purchase weapon systems manufactured by MBDA.

The VL (Vertical Launch) MICA is short-range air defense missile system using launcher canister containers mounted on a military truck chassis. It uses a fire-and-forget missile which is fitted with either a passive IIR or an active RF seeker.

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A VL Mica unit consists of mobile launch units based on 6x6 truck chassis, each carrying 4 6 launchers and a tactical operation center which also links via fiber-optic line to the remote controlled radar, and via VHF radio link, to the firing units. This structure makes it easy to deploy, easy to integrate within a wider global air defense structure and gives the system a high level of survivability. A VL MICA unit can ensure seamless area protection versus a wide variety of targets, including fast maneuvering combat jets and cruise missiles.