The MCM ITP (Materials and Components for Missiles, Innovation and Technology Partnership) is a UK MoD and DGA sponsored research fund open to all Anglo-French companies and Academic Institutions.


Launched in 2007, the MCM ITP develops novel, exploitable technologies for generation-after-next missile systems through more than 200 cutting edge research projects. In excess of 150 organisations from across the UK and France are involved.

With up to 13M€ annually available for research projects, the MCM ITP aims to consolidate the Anglo-French Guided Weapons capability.

Our strategy is to strengthen the technological base, allow for better understanding of common future needs and challenges for generation-after-next missile systems.

To achieve this, we seek to partner SME and Academic Institutions from the UK and France with Global Defence Industry players.

The MCM ITP is split into 8 research domains, each led by a key French or British company in the sector.

Click on the domain icon for an overview of each Domain and its research themes:

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