Christophe Leduc, Naval Adviser at MBDA presents the SIMBAD-RC turret of the anti-air self defence system. SIMBAD-RC is designed to provide a primary self-defence capability for all warships or of complementing the main air defences of first rank warships and fast patrol boats.
SIMBAD-RC provides an extremely effective defence capability against all threats (anti-ship missiles, aircraft, helicopters and asymmetric surface threats. It has been optimised to handle a multi-threat scenario. Thanks to its very small footprint, SIMBAD-RC can be installed on board a wide range of ships, from patrol boats up to support ships. It has been designed by MBDA to conform to different combat system capabilities, from stand alone to fully integrated.
As SIMBAD-RC is fully controlled by a single operator from inside the vessel, it offers 24/7 operational capability even in adverse weather conditions and very high sea-states and is therefore ideally suited for ships with low manning.