By Kalwinder Kaur
MBDA, a designer and producer of missiles, has introduced a range of future weapon designs during Farnborough International Airshow 2012.
MBDA CVS301 Vigilus UAV Missile System
The CVS301 Vigilus range, proposed to be launched from UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), provides the drones with the highest levels of close air support capability. The armed UAVS will enable the UAVs to remain beyond the immediate areas of hostility and to securely carry out firing operations.
The CVS301 Vigilus packages from MBDA features a scout missile, an integrated communications and launching system, a whole series of effectors and an incorporated weapon command system. All these features drive situational awareness and allow precision strikes on specific targets within a rapid timeframe.
The CVS301 Vigilus UAV weapon can be controlled by ground level warfighters. This system can strike multiple targets in various locations concurrently. It ensures efficient operation in any kind of weather. This product is part of MBDA's Concept Visions programme and is predicted as the blueprint for a system which could be launched by 2030.
Farnborough International 2012 started on 9 July will continue to run till 17 July. Being conducted in two consecutive years, this industrial event showcases the latest innovation in military and civil aviation technology and is attended by companies across the globe.
During a press release on the MBDA CVS301 Vigilus at the Farnborough International, MBDA UK's Managing Director Steve Wadey said that with the continued success of 2010 and 2011, Concept Visions 2012 represents MBDA's consistent commitment to discover weapon system concepts beyond 2030.