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  • Lessons from Losing: How Tiger Is Refining MBDA's Plans
    Posted by Robert Wall 9:59 AM on Apr 04, 2011

    In an article in this week's issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology (subscription required), we examine how MBDA is adapting its business approach in the U.S. to help it secure more business down the road.

    It involves increasing its engineering resources and demonstrating, on its own dime, more technology.

    At the center of the new approach is the Tiger small, hand-launched weapon. The company lost out in a recent competition, in part because the system may not have been demonstrated to a sufficient level of maturity. But MBDA is not giving up, and now is positioning Tiger for a competition down the road.

    Here's an MBDA video of the device:

    Tags: ar99, MBDA

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