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MBDA is unveiling a new weapons concept at the DSEi defense show in London. With the Fire Shadow loitering munition development effort nearing completion, MBDA has cooked up a Maritime Fire Shadow concept. The effort is part of MBDA's broader push to reuse technologies for multiple applications.Unlike the regular Fire Shadow, the maritime version so far does not have a customer at this point.(Graphic: MBDA)MBDA says the weapon offers "stand-off capability for the precision attack of moving land targets in complex littoral scenarios." The main difference appear to be the ship-deck launcher. In a statement announcing the concept, Steve Wadey, MBDA U.K.'s managing director says the system "gives the capability that can engage moving targets that are otherwise masked by terrain without risking manned rotary or fixed wing assets and at a range that puts the launch vessel beyond coastal defenses."It is the second maritime domain concept MBDA has unveiled this year. At the Paris air show, the company showcased the Perseus, its latest in its design concept efforts: an anti-ship missile and potential Exocet replacement.
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