Armed Forces of Ukraine began to use Mistral MANPADS, which are the limit for us Norway

By: Myroslav Trinko | 30.05.2022, 10:57
Armed Forces of Ukraine began to use Mistral MANPADS, which are the limit for us Norway

The Ukrainian military continues to receive Western weapons.

What is it this time

This time we are talking about the Mistral portable anti-aircraft missile system. Photos with training were published by the 3rd separate tank brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. By the way, these MANPADS were handed over to us by Norway. There are about 100 of them in Ukraine now.

For those who are not in the know

Mistral is a portable anti-aircraft missile system designed to hit targets at low altitudes such as a helicopter and an airplane. It was developed by a French company MBDA  and in 1987 it was adopted by the French ground forces. MANPADS has a length 1.8 m, weight 19 kg and firing range from 500 to 6000 meters. The firing speed of the Mistral MANPADS is 800 m/s. 

Source: 3 separate tank brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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