MILTECH Hellas Key Role in Dual Partnership Agreements for Development Projects with MBDA
On the 6th of February in Athens, Greece MILTECH Hellas, is proud to announce its collaboration with MBDA, a global leader in missile systems, along with ALTUS, in a landmark initiative aimed at advancing Greece’s defense capabilities.
The signing of two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between MBDA and Greek companies MILTECH and ALTUS marks a significant milestone in enhancing Greece’s defense industry. This partnership is part of MBDA’s “R&D Booster” initiative, an integral component of the strategic partnership agreement between France and Greece signed in 2021.
Under the first MoU with MILTECH, MBDA will work closely on the development of an AKERON MP launch kit. This innovative system will provide a versatile option for light automatic turrets equipped with low-caliber guns, reinforcing Greece’s military readiness on a global scale.
Simultaneously, through the collaboration with ALTUS, MBDA aims to revolutionize tactical drone capabilities by integrating AKERON MP missiles. The initial focus will be on integrating these advanced missiles onto ALTUS’s groundbreaking ATLAS 8 HEAVY LIFTER UAV, propelling Greece to the forefront of unmanned aerial vehicle technology.
Mr. Eric Béranger, CEO of MBDA, expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating: “These two new partnership agreements, signed in the framework of the strategic partnership between France and Greece, aim at developing long-term activities with the Hellenic defence industry. They cement the long-lasting relationship that exists between MBDA and Greece. They also demonstrate MBDA’s ability to foster, support and strengthen industrial co-operation in Europe, a value that is at the very core of MBDA’s DNA.“
These collaborative efforts complement existing initiatives in production, services, and research and development, aimed at strengthening the partnership between MBDA and the Greek defense sector.