MMP (MISSILE MOYENNE PORTÉEMEDIUM RANGE MISSILE)
Missile Moyenne Portée – Medium-Range Missile (MMP) is a new-generation, surface-attack missile system designed for the French Army. The MMP development programme was initiated by MBDA Systems in 2009, to replace France’s Milan and HOT wire-guided, anti-tank missiles. The entire MMP development programme is funded by MBDA. The weapon system was qualified by the French Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) in July 2017.
The MMP is a lightweight man-portable missile that can be installed on tracked and wheeled vehicles. It offers enhanced preciseness and considerable automation in striking targets, and is capable of destroying both stationary and moving targets with minimum collateral damage.
The capability of the MMP’s warhead to strike against a new generation of explosive reactive armour was also tested by MBDA. The company has also validated MMP’s firing post ergonomics and architecture. The missile underwent techno-operational trials at the DGA’s test centre in Bourges between August 2017 and October 2017. The French Armed Forces took delivery of the initial batch of 50 MMPs and 20 firing ports in November 2017. Commissioning of the missiles is scheduled for 2018. The MMP programme is anticipated to deliver up to 1,750 missiles and 400 firing posts to the French Armed Forces, by 2025.