Complex firing of MBDA’s Aster 30
After the missile test division of the DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency) carried out a complex test firing of the Aster 30 air defence missile on behalf of the French Navy at its Levant test centre. The firing scenario of the Aster 30 training missile launched from the Chevalier Paul air defence frigate involved an air target pursuing a friendly aircraft. The purpose of the test was to prove Aster 30’s ability to discriminate and intercept when dealing with two interlinked radar tracks.
This elaborate scenario, created for the French Navy in cooperation with DGA Naval Technology and DGA Information Management, and using an instrumented training missile, allowed technical data to be collected giving precise details of the missile’s final interception phase.