MBDA is developing a family of weapons from its novel Spear 3 network-enabled standoff missile. The multinational European missile-maker sees potential in further derivatives, now that development of the weapon—designed so that four will fit in each of the Lockheed Martin F-35’s two internal weapons bays—is well-advanced. One derivative could act as an electronic-warfare (EW) jammer or decoy and the other as a less complex glide bomb. The latter would have a lower ...


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