LONDON — The New Zealand government has selected MBDA’s Sea Ceptor surface-to-air missile system for its Anzac frigate upgrade program. MBDA is the preferred bidder for the Local Area Air Defense (LAAD) system that will be fitted to the New Zealand navy’s frigates HMNZ Te Kaha and Te Mana as part of the country’s Anzac Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project. New Zealand becomes the first export customer for the system, and the Oct. 7 announcement comes just weeks after the U.K. ...


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