Successful Test Firing of Aster 30

A New Success For The Aster Missile

PARIS—A new firing test of the anti-missile ASTER 30 has been successfully performed in a very severe electronic countermeasures environment at the Centre d’Essais des Landes (CEL) which belongs to the French Delegation Générale pour l’Armement (DGA).

This new success allows to confirm the launch of the system qualification firing tests before late 2001 in PISQ, the Italian Firing Center in Sardinia.

The Eurosam naval and ground-based anti-aircraft & anti-missiles systems (SAAM & SAMP/T) are developed and manufactured in a collaborative programme between Aerospatiale Matra Missiles, Alenia Marconi Systems (the two companies will soon merge in the new European missiles manufacturer MBDA) and Thales.