Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
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New Sea Ceptor missiles to be developed for Royal Navy
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed the development of a new Royal Navy missile defence system which will be able to intercept and destroy enemy missiles travelling at supersonic speeds.
The £483m contract to develop this cutting-edge air defence system - known as Sea Ceptor - is being awarded to MBDA (UK).
The system uses a new UK-developed missile capable of reaching speeds of up to Mach 3 and will have the ability to deal with multiple targets simultaneously, protecting an area of around 500 square miles (1,300 square kilometres) over land or sea.
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