MBDA to Provide CAMM (Common Anti-Air Modular Missile) to Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyers
MBDA to Provide CAMM (Common Anti-Air Modular Missile) to Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyers

MBDA to Provide CAMM (Common Anti-Air Modular Missile) to Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyers

MBDA has been awarded a number of contracts to significantly upgrade the air and missile defence capabilities of the Royal Navy’s six Type 45 destroyers. The work will see CAMM (Common Anti-Air Modular Missile) paired with an upgraded Sea Viper command and control (C2) system for the first time. CAMM offers both world-leading close-in and local-area air defence, and will complement Aster 30, strengthening the anti-air defence capability of the Royal Navy.

MBDA CAMM (Common Anti-Air Modular Missile) Soft Vertical Launch technology reduces system weight and provides flexible installation.
MBDA CAMM (Common Anti-Air Modular Missile) Soft Vertical Launch technology reduces system weight and provides flexible installation.

Fitting CAMM onto the Type 45s will give the destroyers a 50% increase in the number of its air defence missiles. Installation will be via 24 additional launcher cells, and the Sea Viper C2 will get a technology upgrade, giving it a major increase in processing power. The existing 48 Sylver cells on the Type 45 will now be solely for the longer-range Aster 30 missile, which is also subject to a recently announced mid-life refresh. This will see the missile remain in service throughout the life of the Type 45s.

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CAMM has already been delivered to both the British Army and the Royal Navy, where it is the interceptor in both ground-based air defence (GBAD) and naval-based air defence (NBAD) systems, enabling these services to equip missiles from a shared stockpile. In service on upgraded Royal Navy Type 23 frigates, CAMM will also be fitted to Type 26 and Type 31 in the future. The CAMM family has proven a rapid success with international customers, with Canada and Brazil among the new users ordering the missile this year.

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