European missile group MBDA has announced that it has received its first order for Albatros NG, a brand new air defense system based on CAMM-ER.
As the company notes, this first order from an undisclosed international customer is further confirmation of the great attractiveness of the CAMM air defense family in the world market and paves the way for further acquisitions by the same customer and different fleets.
Albatros NG is a new generation NBAD (Naval Based Air Defense) system based on the CAMM-ER. This is the extended range of the Common Anti-Air Modular Missile (CAMM) family that has already been shipped to both customers around the world for ground and naval air defense.
As part of this latest order, Albatros NG will be operational in 2024.
Albatros NG, named after the old Albatros systems that have been in service with the Italian Navy and several export customers for years, is suitable for various types of ships and offers air defense capabilities for platforms ranging from patrol ships to corvettes to destroyers. It also allows for a complementary shift for larger ships such as frigates and destroyers that are already equipped with a long range air defense system. It can be easily integrated into the ship design without any major changes. Command & Control (C2) enables flexible integration into new and existing naval combat management systems (CMS).
The CAMM-ER missile is capable of self and locally defending against the evolving air threat at distances greater than 40 km. It will be integrated into the new ground-based air defense systems for the Italian Army and the Italian Air Force. Systems of the CAMM family have already been delivered to the British Army, the Royal Navy and several export nations.
Air defense systems using the CAMM and CAMM-ER missiles can provide the armed forces with advanced protection against the ever evolving air threat, including manned and unmanned aircraft, precision guided ammunition, terrain tracking / sea skimming missiles, and low radar cross section (RCS) targets ; all in the presence of the latest countermeasures.