MBDA is a European developer and manufacturer of missiles. It was formed as a joint venture by a merger of the guided missile divisions of Airbus, Leonardo, and BAE Systems in December 2001. In 2018 the company had more than 10,500 employees. MBDA has offices in France, UK, Italy, Germany, USA and the Spain. MBDA currently supports the Royal New Zealand Navy with the Surface to Air Defence Missile System, Sea Ceptor.