MBDA’s Futuristic CVS101 System

21.07.2010 Products
Urbanflight: Copyrights to MBDA

Urbanflight: Copyrights to MBDA

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At the ongoing Farnborough Airshow, MBDA is presenting ideas that could develop into next-generation support weaponry for the future soldier.

The Concept Visions initiative is a new company-wide drive to develop highly innovative system concepts to shape the future Defence market in key domains for 2030 and beyond.

Steve Wadey, Executive Group Director Technical / Managing Director UK, MBDA, said: "The new Concept Visions process represents another example of MBDA driving innovation in the missile systems market, allowing us to develop a vision of the future for key Defence domains.  It highlights the inherent capabilities of MBDA to innovate rapidly and radically, and bring to life the technological dreams of our workforce thereby permitting Customers, Suppliers and Employees to see the evolution of military capability in a different way".

The CVS101 system concept is designed as an infantry fire support weapon system for 2030 and beyond.  Its purpose is to provide a light-weight, long range precision weapon allowing it to deliver a heavy “punch” for use at lower levels within a force structure.  It is designed to meet urban challenges with greater freedom to engage opportunity targets and its flexibility, ready availability and responsiveness would deliver precision fire support against a wide range of military and peace keeping roles.

Unlike current weapons, the CVS101 system would be capable of dealing with threats that are intermingled with friendly forces or civilian populations by being able to abide by strict rules of engagement and collateral restraints.  This operational edge would be provided via its highly accurate and precise targeting sensors, and aiming capability together with a contemporary, easy to use fire control system that ensures man-in-the-loop decision making at all times.

CVS101’s light weight is designed to help reduce the equipment burden on the dismounted soldier.  It would be capable of extreme non-line of sight targeting opportunities in complex urban environments thanks to its net-centric integration capability when used alongside sensors in the tactical information network.


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