Mistral Inc. has secured a U.S. Marine Corps System Command contract that requires the company to design, build and test the Organic Precision Fires Mounted and integrate the system onto the light armored vehicle-mortar, joint light tactical vehicle and long-range unmanned surface vessels. The OPF-M will provide the marine warfighters with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and highly accurate and precise indirect fire strike capabilities, Mistral said Thursday.
“Mistral is privileged by the USMC selection of our solution for the OPF-M program. Mistral and our teammates are honored to provide our Warfighters with the OPF mission-critical precision strike systems. Additionally, we at Mistral, wish to acknowledge and thank the U.S. Government (ASD(SO/LIC)) IWTSD (Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate, previously CTTSO) for their vision, guidance, and support enabling us to develop the MLAM Hero-120-SF,” commented Ms. Banai, president of Mistral.
The contract award follows the completion of tests and evaluations in different federal government test centers. Mistral has teamed up with UVision LTD to supply the USMC with advanced and innovative Loitering Strike Munition capabilities based on UVision’s Hero 120. Furthermore, Mistral will integrate the OPF strike system with the USMC C2 and other critical mission payloads and help the service branch integrate the OPF multi launcher onto the LAV-M, JLTV and the LRUSV.
The Hero-120 is a mid-range, anti-armor weapon system which meets the complex requirements of the modern battlefield. Hero-120 is a high precision smart loitering munition system with a unique aerodynamic structure that carries out pinpoint. The Hero-120’s high precision capability ensures minimal collateral damage. Its wide range of multi-purpose warheads enable the operational user to effectively engage all targets.
The HERO series of smart loitering munitions consists of family of eight systems, designed for
different missions at various ranges using various types of payloads. The HERO systems are the
fastest sensor-to-shooter loitering munitions, allowing frontline forces to independently locate
time sensitive targets, track and attack with pin-point precision. Each munition can handle
different missions ranging from lightweight static or moving targets to larger fortified or heavily armored targets such as main battle tank, enemy air defenses and other strategic objectives.
The HERO series’ unique design enables the munitions to carry out pinpoint strikes in urban areas or remote locations, with minimal collateral damage. In the case of mission abort, the systems can be recalled and another target selected. The Hero family is low noise and thermal signature, integrates highly advanced, stabilized electro-optic day/night cameras, and is ideal for deployment from air, land and naval platforms.