Twin Missiles in RC Turret for Spanish MoD Upgrade Programme
MBDA unveiled the MISTRAL ATLAS-RC short range air defence systems at HOMSEC 2017 in Madrid this week. Based on a remote-controlled turret mounting two MISTRAL missiles and a latest generation thermal sight, the system is a response to the Spanish MoD’s requirement to modernise its existing MISTRAL inventory.
The system can be mounted on a variety of platforms, including the URO VAMTAC ST5, the Spanish Army’s high mobility tactical vehicle, allowing the crew (as little as a single soldier) to operate the launcher from within the vehicle or from a fully mobile remote workstation.
ATLAS-RC is compatible with all versions of the combat-proven MISTRAL missile and benefits from its many performance advantages, including: fire-and-forget capability; high reliability; exceptionally high kill probability against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and UAVs. MISTRAL incorporates a full imaging IR seeker which provides very high resistance to IR countermeasures as well as the ability to engage low IR signature targets.
MBDA Spain will develop, produce and support this system, backed by the MBDA group’s wide experience in remote-controlled launcher systems, along with the significant participation of the Spanish defence industry supply chain.