FSAF - PAAMS
The Next Generation of Surface-to-Air Anti-Missile Systems
Famille des systèmes Surface-Air Futurs – Famiglia dei sistemi Superficie-Aria Futuri. On the 26th October 1988, French and Italian Defence Ministers signed the Memorandum of Understanding of a bilateral cooperation for the development of a surface to air anti missile system family – FSAF.
Phase 1 (Feasibility) of the programme is now complete. Phase 2 (Development) is nearing completion. Phase 3 (Production, firing section deliveries to the customer) continues and Phase 4 (In service support) is ongoing in accordance with the 2012 awarded contract.
Principal Anti Air Missile Systems are new weapon systems based on common elements developed in the frame of the FSAF programme. The weapon system capability provides agile, rapid reaction “self defence", "local and "naval area" defence Maritime capabilities for: the FR/IT Horizon frigate and the UK Type 45 destroyer. OCCAR manages the munition procurement programme for the Land and Maritime systems on behalf of the Participating States to achieve greater, cost effective economies of scale.
The project covers the production of CAMM-ER* equipped Ground Based Air Defence Systems Grifo, for the Italian Army, and MAADS (Medium Advanced Air Defence System) for the Italian Air Force. The two CAMM-ER based systems are currently in an advanced state of development, including the missile, within the context of a national contract and will represent the Italian solution for SHOrt Range Air Defence (SHORAD).
The CAMM-ER production contract was signed on 28th November 2022 and it is managed by the OCCAR FSAF-PAAMS Programme Division by means of a dedicated CAMM-ER Section detached to the OCCAR site Rome.
The contract includes production activities, but also development, evolutions studies and the initial In-Service Support for the Italian Army and Air Force systems.
* Common Anti-air Modular Missile Extended Range
FSAF - PAAMS Participating States