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MBDA development options for Tempest.

zen

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Seems MBDA is offering several near term development options, based on existing weapony.
Clearly all aimed at getting more capability into internal weapons bays.
SPEAR III EW packs a EW device into the SPEAR III fusilage.
A 'large bore' version of ASRAAM presumably to extend range and kinematic performance. Though it may also be a means to add in ARH.

And curiously a small bore version and a Hit-to-Kill mini-missile.

Here's a link to a James article

These AAMs might have wider application as SAMs as well following the path of CAMM.

Posted and corrected in short bursts of free time. Cannot be perfect.
 
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Not sure why the two smaller missiles are so curious. They say specifically that the small hit-to-kill missile is an aircraft self-defense weapon to intercept inbound AAMs. The smaller WVRAAM is intended to put two rounds on an ASRAAM rail, which would be very handy from a stowed kills perspective.
 
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