MBDA has developed new MPCV/MMP anti-tank guided missile weapon station

MBDA has developed the MPCV/MMP (Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle), a new anti-tank weapon system that can be mounted on light tracked or wheeled vehicles using the MMP, Medium-Range anti-tank guided missile.

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MPCV/MMP Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle armed with four MMPs anti-tank guided missiles. (Picture source MBDA)

The MPCV (Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle) turret design is focused on modularity and therefore provides the ideal platform for MMP anti-tank guided missile which itself has been designed to be multi-purpose. Housing four MMP missiles (in a 2x2 configuration), this motorized turret is suitable for a wide range of light and medium armored vehicles (eg. 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 all-terrain) as well as larger tracked platforms. The gyrostabilized day/night thermal optical sensor and firing control units are all integrated within the turret. A 12.7 mm (.50 caliber) machine gun completes the system’s overall firepower.

The MPCV/MMP anti-tank weapon station is completely operable from within the vehicle, or remotely through a state-of-the-art, fully mobile workstation which can be installed in a building, a bunker, or any protected place if static operations are called for.

The MMP is a fifth-generation land combat missile system specially designed to be used by infantry units as an anti-tank weapon or to be integrated on wheeled or tracked combat vehicles offering more firepower against modern tanks or heavy armored vehicles.

The MMP missile is designed to destroy the latest generation of main battle tanks. The missile is fitted with selectable warhead mode to be used as an Anti-Tank missile for optimal armor penetration or with maximum blast effect against dismount personnel. It has a minimum firing range of 150 m and a maximum of 4,000 m. The warhead can penetrate 1,000 mm of rolled homogeneous armor (RHA), and 2,000 mm of concrete.

The MMP missile is powered by a two-stage propulsion system and has a dual-mode seeker (infrared and optical) to guide it towards the target.