“MBDA is proud to support the KF-21 programme, which has released its first Meteor missile. The missile release is an important milestone in the development of the KF-21 and the integration of Meteor. MBDA will continue to support the rapid development of KF-21 during 2023,” MBDA said on social media.
ICYMI – A major milestone achieved last week with the first release of our Meteor missile from Korea’s KF-21 Boromae fighter. We’re proud to be working with Korea Aerospace Industries on this important programme. pic.twitter.com/jLhs5QSeUK
— MBDA (@MBDAGroup) April 5, 2023
According to MBDA, Meteor is is the next generation of Beyond Visual Range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) system designed to revolutionise air-to-air combat in the 21st Century. Guided by an advanced active radar seeker, Meteor provides all weather capability to engage a wide variety of targets from agile fast jets to small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and cruise missiles. It is designed to meet the most stringent of requirements and is capable of operating in the most severe of clutter and countermeasure environments. The weapon is also equipped with data link communication. Aimed at meeting the needs of a network centric environment, Meteor can be operated using third party data, enabling the Meteor user – the pilot – to have the most flexible weapon system.