SEAFUTURE2021 is an ideal event to unveil this weapon system as the event is taking place in La Spezia Naval Base in Italy. This the location of the MBDA site where the new system is taking shape, which is the home of the Italian anti-ship missile par excellence.
MBDA’s presence at SEAFUTURE2021 is a perfect occasion to show the most advanced strategic capabilities and the most recent naval products the company offers in the naval defense sector worldwide. They are the answer new operational requirements and can counteract ever-evolving threats.
The next generation Teseo Mk2/E weapon system is the response to the operational need for shipborne application, facing threats evolution with a timeframe of twenty years and more. Built on the legacy Teseo Mk2/A, the new missile embodies state-of-the-art technologies and full dual role in maritime and strike land scenarios.
The new Teseo Mk2/E represents an evolutionary benchmark for all long range anti-ship missile, through adding the capability to operate against target deep in land, reducing reaction time to few seconds in full controlled condition, from mission preparation to target engagement.
The Teseo Mk2/E integrates a state-of-the-art dual-mode homing head section including both coherent new RF-seeker with ECCM capability and EO sensor for high precision engagement, for sea and land targets.
It includes an innovative mission planning which provides a fast reaction time with automatic firing solution, while planned mission parameters are adjustable by weapon system operator according to real time tactical picture. It can count on a two-way data link system for mission control up to the end of the engagement, to allow target update and reassignment and mission abort.
The Teseo Mk2/E performs a high subsonic cruise speed and high-G terminal maneuverability with an effective range in excess of 350 km at sea-skimming level. It has a fully autonomous integrated INS/GPS and radio-altimeter navigation system with self-adapted sea skimming and fly over-land capability. It delivers lethal effect through an effective scalable, semi-piercing/high explosive warhead.
In addition to the debut of Teseo MK2 / E, MBDA is also showcasing several new systems at the event. MARTE-ER, for fixed and rotary-wing platforms. CAMM-ER, which, can be integrated into the new Albatros NG naval system. Plus, the latest version of the ASTER missile, the B1 NT, recently under a contract as well, to make it more and more performing. ASTER is a fundamental component in the SAAM ESD (Surface-to-Air Anti-Missile) naval defense system. The B1 NT version will equip the new PPA (multipurpose offshore patrol vessels) of the Italian Navy, with the system being able to carry out both point and area defense, as well as an anti-ballistic missile function.
The ASTER family of missiles is one of the cooperation programs behind the birth of MBDA. It represents a reference system in the missile panorama of naval air defense. The recent NATO Formidable Shield 2021 exercise saw successful firings of Aster 30 by the Italian, British and French navies.