Advanced Naval Anti-Ship Missile
In early in September 2009 both the
French and UK governments announced the beginning of a Joint
Assessment Phase in a contract worth around £35 million that
will allow for the development of a new naval anti-ship missile.
Current plans are for the new missile to be helicopter launched
from the French NH90 and Panther aircraft or the UK Lynx
With work shared between the two nations, the assessment phase
will probably last for about two years. By the end of this phase
the sub-system technology should be ready to progress into an
integrated full-scale system demonstrator that will meet the
French French Anti-Navire Léger (ANL) and the UK's Future
Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) requirement.
ANL/FASSGW aims to replace the UK Sea Skua missile when it
reaches the end of its service life in about 2016.
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