MBDA press release
Now under a development contract for the Italian Navy, Teseo Mk2/E is a new generation of the Teseo family, known worldwide as OTOMAT. SEAFUTURE 2021 is an ideal event to unveil this weapon system a s the event is taking place in La Spezia. This the location of the MBDA site where the new system is taking shape, which is the home of the Italian anti-ship missile par excellence.
MBDA’s presence at SEAFUTURE 2021 is a perfect occasion to show the most advanced strategic capabilities and the most recent naval products the company offers in the Naval defence sector worldwide. They are the answer new operational requirements and can counteract ever-evolving threats.
Innovation is the watchword for MBDA at SEAFUTURE2021. In addition to the debut of Teseo MK2 / E, the company is also showcasing several new systems at the event. MARTE-ER, for fixed and rotary-wing platforms. CAMM-ER, which, can be integrated into the new Albatros NG naval system. Plus, the latest version of the ASTER missile, the B1 NT, recently under a contract as well, to make it more and more performing. ASTER is a fundamental component in the SAAM ESD (Surface-to-Air Anti-Missile) naval defence system. The B1 NT version will equip the new PPA (multipurpose offshore patrol vessels) of the Italian Navy, with the system being able to carry out both point and area defence, as well as an anti-ballistic missile function.
About Teseo Mk2/E
The Teseo Mk2/E missile system will equip the next generation destroyer (DDX) and could replace the previous Mk2/A version onboard FREMM and Horizon class frigates. The new multi-purpose Offshore Patrol Vessels (PPA – Pattugliatori Polivalenti d’Altura), currently in production, are already fit for Teseo Mk2/E installation in future. In the anti-ship weapon market Teseo Mk2/E will represent a new standard with its very high performance, and will be ready to be tailored for international requirements.
The TESEO MK2/E integrates a state-of-the-art dual-mode homing head section including both coherent new RF-seeker with ECCM capability and EO sensor for high precision engagement, for sea and land targets.
It includes an innovative mission planning which provides a fast reaction time with automatic firing solution, while planned mission parameters are adjustable by weapon system operator according to real time tactical picture. It can count on a two-way data link system for mission control up to the end of the engagement, to allow target update and reassignment and mission abort.
It performs a high subsonic cruise speed and high-G terminal manoeuvrability with an effective range in excess of 350 km at sea-skimming level. It has a fully autonomous integrated INS/GPS and radio-altimeter navigation system with self-adapted sea skimming and fly over-land capability. It delivers lethal effect through an effective scalable, semi-piercing/high explosive warhead.
Teseo MK2/E characteristics:
- Weight: 700kg (start of cruise phase)
- Length: < 5m (< 5.5m in launching canister)
- Range: > 350km