|19 May 2009
||Acceptance by French Air Force of its third SAMP/T unit
||Acceptance by French Air Force of its second SAMP/T logistic unit
||Acceptance by French Air Force of its second SAMP/T unit
||First French Air Force operational firing; demonstration of long range capability
||First 2 SAMP/T operational firings, by Italian Army
||Last PAAMS qualification firing. EMPAR configuration.
||Delivery of first 2 SAMP/T units, respectively, to Italian Army and French Air Force
||End of SAMP/T qualification firings against conventional threats.
||First SAMP/T qualification firing
||Additional firings from Royal Saudi Navy frigates;
three targets hit and destroyed.
||First firing of SAAM-1 from Royal Saudi Navy frigate.
||Award of the 3 billion euro Phase 3 production contract.
||End of the Qualification Phase for the SAAM/IT developed for the
||First Qualification firing of the SAMP/T.
||First operational firing from the Aircraft Carrier Charles de
||Transfer to Saudi Arabia of the first SAWARI II Frigate.
||End of the Qualification Phase for the SAAM/FR developed for the
French Navy and selected by the Saudi Navy.
||Completion of manufacturer's validation firing test for the Aster
||**Award of contract for development of block 1 ATBM capability.
||PAAMS contract signature (2.3 bn US$).
||**Completion of manufacturer's validation firing tests for the
Aster 15 missile.
||**Signature of the first export contract : three SAAM-F systems,
with Aster 15 missiles, to be installed onto the Royal Saudi Arabian
Navy's F-3000S "stealth" frigates (derived from the French Navy's
||**Award of Phase 2 contract (1 bn US$) for pre-production and
initial production of the French-Italian naval and land systems.
||**First interception of a manoeuvring combat aircraft target flying
at an altitude of 15,000 metres and a speed of 1,000 k.p.h. by
an Aster 30 missile.
||**Signature of contract for preliminary ATBM study.
||**Signature of development contract for FSAF Phase 1 (valued at
2 bn US$).
||**Establishment of Eurosam following the signature of French-Italian
Memorandum of Understanding and development go-ahead for the Eurosam
family of missiles, known as FSAF (Future Surface-to-Air Family