The Principal Anti Air Missile System (PAAMS) is a joint French/Italian/British program for a naval anti-aircraft weapon. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The prime contractor is EUROPAAMS, a joint venture between Eurosam (66%) and MBDA subsidiary UKAMS (33%). Eurosam GIE is a European manufacturer of anti-air missiles Eurosam was established in June 1989 for the development of the Famille de missiles Sol-Air Futurs (Future Surface-to-Air MBDA is a missile manufacturer with operations in France, Germany, Italy and Britain. UKAMS Ltd is the UK partner of the EUROPAAMS consortium the developer of the Principal Anti Air Missile System ( PAAMS) a naval air defence weapon system MBDA also owns 66% of Eurosam, in effect giving it a 77% share of the project.
The PAAMS was intended to be deployed in the Horizon CNGF (Common New Generation Frigate) for the navies of the partner nations. History France, Italy and the UK issued a joint requirement in 1992 after the failure of the NATO Frigate Replacement (NFR-90 project The French DGA placed a contract with EUROPAAMS on 11 August 1999 for the development and initial production of the PAAMS and the associated Long Range Radar (LRR) system, including one PAAMS and one LRR for each of the first British, French and Italian Horizon frigates. The Délégation générale pour l’armement, in English the “General Delegation for Ordnance” or DGA, is the French government agency which conducts development Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation
Irreconcilable differences in the design requirements lead to the UK leaving the Horizon project in October 1999. However, although now pursuing a national warship design (designated the 'Type 45 Destroyer'), the UK remained committed to the PAAMS project. Background The UK had sought to procure the ships in collaboration with 7 other NATO nations under the NFR-90 project which later collapsed In 2003 the UK ordered five more sets of PAAMS and LRR systems to allow the construction of the first six Type 45 Destroyers to progress.
Two additional sets of PAAMS and LRR systems were also ordered by France and Italy in 2003 for their Horizon class frigate. History France, Italy and the UK issued a joint requirement in 1992 after the failure of the NATO Frigate Replacement (NFR-90 project
As a result of efforts to achieve benefits of scale, the PAAMS command system shares a common architecture with that of the Type 45 destroyer. Background The UK had sought to procure the ships in collaboration with 7 other NATO nations under the NFR-90 project which later collapsed Consequently, the PAAMS uses the same Windows 2000 based command consoles as the Type 45. Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K) is a preemptive, interruptible graphical and business-oriented Operating system designed to work with This extends the use of Windows for Warships outside the Royal Navy to the French and Italian navies as well.
The PAAMS is designed to allow equipped vessels to protect themselves and escorted vessels against all missile and aircraft threats. The PAAMS will also be capable of operating close inshore to provide air defence for ground forces, e. g. amphibious landings.
The PAAMS will provide a step change in capability over current systems, e. g the Type 42's Sea Dart system which is vulnerable to low level and saturation attacks. History The class was designed in the late 1960s to provide fleet area air-defence Sea Dart or Guided Weapon System (GWS 30 is a British Surface-to-air missile system designed by Hawker Siddeley Dynamics and built by The PAAMS Aster missiles were designed from the outset to intercept sea-skimming missiles. Aster is a family of surface-to-air missiles manufactured by Eurosam, a European consortium consisting of MBDA France MBDA Italy (combined 66% and the Utilising the SYLVER launcher, the PAAMS can launch 8 missiles in 10 seconds. The Sylver (Systeme de Lancement Vertical is a vertical Missile launcher designed by DCNS.
Both variants of the PAAMS operate in conjunction with the BAE Systems Insyte/Thales S1850M Long Range/Early Warning Radar. The SAMPSON is a multi-function AESA Radar produced by BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies. Command and control can be defined as the exercise of Authority and Direction by a properly designated Commander over assigned and attached Forces Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K) is a preemptive, interruptible graphical and business-oriented Operating system designed to work with The Sylver (Systeme de Lancement Vertical is a vertical Missile launcher designed by DCNS. Aster is a family of surface-to-air missiles manufactured by Eurosam, a European consortium consisting of MBDA France MBDA Italy (combined 66% and the BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (known informally as Insyte) was formed on May 3, 2005 by bringing together BAE Systems' interests The Thales Group ( is a French Electronics company delivering mission-critical information systems and services for the Aerospace, Defense The S1850M is a long range Radar for wide area search The S1850M is produced by BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (formerly AMS UK) and Thales