In the export design of the FDI, i.e. the Belh@rra, there is also a possibility to install the A70 Sylver launchers to launch the MdCN missiles as well.
Frigates: Put A70 Sylver at Frégate de Défense et d’Intervention (FDI) where MBDA is developing a new generation Installation de Tir Reconfigurable (ITR), which we also saw during the launch process of the first French FDI.
The ITR will handle all of the ship’s missile weapon systems as well as the A50 VLS launchers for the Aster 30 air defense missiles, like those on the Greek Belharra.
However, in the export design of the FDI, i.e. the Belh@rra, there is also a possibility to install the A70 Sylver launchers to launch the MdCN missiles as well.
Naval Cruise Missile (MdCN) using the launchers have a range of over 1,000 km.
These are the missiles formerly known as SCALP Naval.
Greek Belharra frigates will carry A50 Sylver launchers capable of launching Aster 15 and Aster 30, but not SCALP Naval.
Aster 15, Aster 30 and SCALP Naval are used respectively on A70 Sylver.
According to information provided to SKAI by Rear Admiral Konstantinos Iatridis, Greece will probably start negotiations for MdCN (Naval Cruise Missile) missiles that can be launched from ships and submarines and have a range of more than 250 km.
The test of the Turkish Tayfun ballistic missile, with a range of more than 500 km, brings back to the table the French SCALP Naval, which can be carried by the French Belharras, while the French super-missiles can also be launched from submarines.
However, the fact that the French frigates do not include (as of now) SCALP Naval, does not mean that Greece will not have cruise missiles.
Can Scalp Naval have some other platform such as e.g. the submarines 214.