The MBDA Missile Systems’ medium-range missile Doyenne Portée was successfully deployed in Mali by the French Army for the first time. Missile Doyenne Portée is a man-portable anti-tank guided missile intended as a replacement for the MILAN. The Picardy Battle Group used the missile for the first time in a combat environment in December. A six-person crew delivered the system by armored car, then installed it at the top of a ridge in southeastern Mali’s three-border region and successfully fired it. MBDA had successfully tested the Naval version of the Missile in Djibouti in November.