MBDA is a European multinational developer and manufacturer of missiles. It was created in December 2001 after the merger of the main French, British and Italian missile systems companies. They were the missile businesses of Aérospatiale-Matra, BAE Systems and Finmeccanica. "MBDA" is an initialism of the names of said missile businesses: Matra, BAe Dynamics and Alenia. The company's headquarters are located in Le Plessis-Robinson, France.