MBDA is currently developing a solution to meet the requirements of the British and French navies for a future helicopter-launched anti-ship missile. In the UK this requirement is referred to as the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy) or FASGW (H) and in France as Anti-Navire Léger (Light Anti-Ship) or ANL. The in-service lead time for both countries is similar, commencing in 2015. Many of the requirements are common including much of the maritime and land target set, which covers a spectrum from FIAC to Corvette and typical littoral land targets. The central requirement is to sink or disable Fast Attack Craft (FAC) in the 50 to 500 tons class.
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