The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has awarded missile systems specialist MBDA a contract for the acquisition of Enforcer missile systems.
The contract was signed on December 20 and will fulfill the German requirement for a lightweight, day/night, precision-guided, shoulder-launched weapon system with an effective range of more than 1,800m.
As explained by MBDA, the Enforcer provides low-collateral precision effects capabilities against the threat from lightly armored static and moving targets, targets behind cover, and against targets at long range also in urban environments. Resulting from a multinational MBDA development effort, the Enforcer will complement the ‘Wirkmittel 90’ shoulder-launched unguided munition capability in the German Armed Forces.
MBDA said it was set to complete qualification, and prepare for series production.
Thomas Gottschild, Executive Group Director Strategy and Managing Director MBDA Germany said: “The German customer has chosen the Enforcer after a detailed, competitive evaluation for the ‘Leichtes Wirkmittel 1800+’ requirement. With this contract, we are partnering with the German Armed Forces to ensure the Bundeswehr has this comprehensive weapon for years to come.”
“With the addition of the shoulder-launched Enforcer, MBDA is now firmly embarked in a complete renewal of its family of battlefield engagement weapons that started with Brimstone 3 and MMP, a Medium Range missile introduced last year into the French Army,” Éric Béranger, CEO of MBDA said.
The modular design of the Enforcer system enables a range of future development options, including a prospective ‘family’ of Enforcer munitions for land, air and sea applications.