Monday, January 30, 2012

Navy unveils new missile capable of destroying enemy weapons at THREE times the speed of sound

The Royal Navy has revealed details of a new air defence system capable of destroying enemy missiles travelling at supersonic speeds.

Sea Ceptor missiles fired from Navy warships will reach speeds of up to Mach 3 and can protect an area of around 500 sq miles over land or sea.

The £483 million contract to develop the cutting-edge missile defence system has been awarded to MBDA (UK).

The Ministry of Defence said the five-year project would sustain around 500 jobs in MBDA and its supply chain in facilities across the UK including at Stevenage in Hertfordshire, Filton in South Gloucestershire and Lostock in Bolton. Read More