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The French will take us to the international arms market! MBDA and Greece's Altus will integrate the Akeron missile into Greece's Atlas 8 UAV

The defense company MBDA in cooperation with Greek companies will work on the development of programs based on the French-made Akeron missile, foreign media report.


Greek Participation in Akeron Programs

More specifically, the foreign defense website TheDefensePost reported in a recent article that the French arms company MBDA has signed agreements with Miltech and Altus companies from Greece to collaborate on systems development programs for the French company's Akeron MP anti-tank missile.

The first cooperation agreed aims to create a missile system launch kit with the Greek company Miltech, which will be released on the international market as a weapon system that will be integrated into light automatic turrets, equipped with small caliber weapons.

The second collaboration concerns the development of tactical drones (unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVs), equipped with MBDA's Akeron MP missiles. The Greek company Altus will work with the French to integrate this missile into drones, including the Atlas 8 Heavy Lifter drone developed by the Greek company itself.

These two agreements were signed under the auspices of MBDA's R&D Booster program of the French company. This program is essentially the result of the bilateral defense cooperation agreement that was signed between Paris and Athens in 2021 with the aim of increasing cooperation between European countries.

Given all the above, this is a particularly positive development that will give Greek companies useful resources for their future course in the Greek, European and international defense equipment market. Especially considering how promising the Akeron missile is.

What Is The Akeron Missile?

The Akeron MP missile, formerly known as MMP, is a fifth-generation French anti-tank guided missile linked to military networks. It offers various usage modes available, including the very famous fire-and-forget mode.


Fire-and-forget is a type of missile navigation that requires no additional external intervention after the weapon is fired (such as target lighting or cables) and can hit the target without the operator being present within his field of vision.

The anti-tank weapon system in question was developed and produced by MBDA France. It was designed between 2010 and 2014 and entered official operational service in 2018 in the French Army. So you understand that this is a new and state-of-the-art weapon system, which was developed to replace the MILAN missiles and the American FGM-148 Javelin in the Paris army. Its operational range reaches 5 kilometers.


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