MBDA: Contract for half-life upgrade of SCALP missiles for Hellenic Air Force signed


The contract was signed by Admiral Aristeidis Alexopoulos, director general for defense investments and armaments of the Greek Ministry of National Defence, and Eric Béranger, chief executive officer of MBDA.

The contract concerns SCALP missiles of the Hellenic Air Force (HAF - Hellenic air force) and includes the supply of products for mission planning, maintenance and technical assistance. The deal will help prolong the missile's operational superiority against future threats.

Eric Béranger, CEO of MBDA, said: “This contract has special significance for MBDA, 55 years after signing our first Exocet contract with Greece. Since then, our commitment has never wavered and we are very honored by this further expression of trust by the Hellenic Air Force in MBDA for the mid-life upgrade of the SCALPs. This further strengthens our commitment to continue providing key sovereign capabilities, which ensure the best solutions to meet the requirements of the Hellenic Armed Forces.”.

The SCALP missile currently equips aircraft Mirages 2000-5 and Flurry of the Greek Air Force. The missiles affected by this mid-life upgrade are part of the first armament package for the Mirages 2000-5.

A contract for additional SCALP missiles has been signed by Greece as part of the weapons package for the 18 Flurry ordered in 2021 and for the other six Flurry required in 2022.