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- Feb 11, 2007
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If it was for a land-based system I'd expect it to be marketed as Skyguard NG or Spada NG - and Kuwait is already a Skyguard user, and a repeat customer, so it would make marketing sense to use the Skyguard name.
I actually think that the announced Albatross NG order is for a land system not a ship....got a feeling its for a Gulf customer who has seen the recent Iranian drone strikes on Saudi oil facilities and want something new to counter it...I'm thinking Kuwait...All the candidates for a ship based system either have ships that are too small, too old and near replacement or who have selected the MICA-VL recently.
There's a considerable number of Aspide/Albatross systems, and Sea Sparrow, still out there.