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01. June 2011

SAAM-IT system successfully tested from Italian carrier Cavour


Two Aster launches, carried out successfully from the Italian carrier Cavour on 18th and 19th May 2011, confirm the effectiveness of the System SAAM-IT,the anti-aircraft defence self protection system, developed within the FSAF systems family.

The two tests, both simulating a direct threat scenario consisting in a sea-skimmer missile, tested the SAAM-IT system reactivity respectively in Stand-alone and in Ship Combat System integrated configuration.

The activities, conducted by the Italian Navy and supported by Industry trough the OCCAR coordination, gave full confirmation of the operational effectiveness of the SAAM-IT System, based on the Aster 15 missile, the vertical launcher SYLVER, the multifunctional RADAR EMPAR and the Command and Control AGIS.