MBDA has secured the largest contract to date for £ 300 million (US $ 463 million) out of the exhibition DSEI 2015, the agreement is to produce new advanced short-range air-to-air missiles (ASRAAM) used by the Royal Air Force in its Typhoon fighter jets. The eight-year agreement with the manufacturer of missiles was announced during a speech at the DSEI Show by British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon on Wednesday. The missiles in existence will be updated with additional weapons and improved components as part of the agreement.
"The maintenance of the air-air capacity short range in the UK is essential because it is based on operational, such as protecting the airspace of the United Kingdom and other papers of air defense commitments," said Air Marshal Simon Bollom, head of material (air), Team Defence Support at the Ministry of Defense. The ASRAAM is currently in service in the Typhoon and Tornado GR4, and integrated into the F-35 Lightning II in time for the first delivery of the aircraft