SYLVER launcher

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Aster 15 SYLVER launchers on the Charles de Gaulle
SYLVER launchers on Type 45
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SYLVER launchers on Type 45

The SYLVER is a vertical missile launcher designed by DCN.

The primary application of the launcher has been the MBDA Aster missile. The SYLVER, together with the Aster, is the primary component of the PAAMS naval anti-air warfare system.

The French Navy has initiated studies to convert the SCALP EG missile to be capable of launch from the SYLVER. This missile, the SCALP Naval, would give France a land attack capability in the mould of the US Tomahawk missile. It would also be attractive to the Royal Navy, whose Type 45 destroyers will be equipped with the SYLVER launcher.

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