Mistral missile on ATLAS Air Defence Turret

Mistral missile on ATLAS Air Defence Turret

Mistral missile on ATLAS Air Defence Turret


Mistral ATLAS is a very short range air defence weapon system, firing the Mistral, the latest generation fire-and-forget missile. The system is a twin launcher, which is vehicle mounted, but can be easily deployed on the ground or on top of a building for static missions. MISTRAL ATLAS is normally operated by a gunner and a crew commander. However, if the mission is carried out in a simple tactical environment, it can be operated by one single soldier. Mistral Atlas can be operated from within the vehicle’s cabin or remotely via a fully mobile workstation with a 360° revolving, motorised turret.
Mistral missile on ATLAS Air Defence Turret

Mistral missile on ATLAS Air Defence Turret


Mistral ATLAS can be either operated autonomously, thanks to its latest generation thermal sight and its IFF or integrated to a fire control and co-ordination system such as the MCP (MISTRAL CO-ORDINATION POST) or I-MCP (Improved Missile Control Post). Compatible with all versions of the Mistral missile, Atlas provides fire-and-forget capability, and high kill probability against fixed and rotary wing aircraft and UAVs. The system can be integrated into a coordinated fire control network and is adaptable to third party communication systems.
Mistral missile on ATLAS Air Defence Turret

Mistral missile on ATLAS Air Defence Turret


Mistral is an infrared homing surface-to-air missile manufactured by the European multinational company MBDA missile systems (formerly by Matra BAe Dynamics). The Mistral has been designed to be launched from a wide range of systems such as MCP, ALBI, MANPADS, SIMBAD, ATLAS, SIGMA, SADRAL, TETRAL and ATAM. The Mistral missile is able to engage a supersonic target flying at 3,000 meters of altitude. Mistral is being used for point defense, ship self-defense, defense of mobile units and air-to-air engagements (ATAM). It is provided with an imaging Infrared seeker and a blast fragmentation warhead detonated by a proximity laser fuze. The Mistral 2 is the improved Mistral 1, most recent, currently in production model. MBDA has produced more than 15,000 Mistral missiles for 25 countries.

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