MBDA Missile Systems revealed its new short-range air defense system, the Mistral ATLAS-RC, during the HOMSEC 2017 conference in Madrid, Spain.
The new platform is specifically designed for "very short" range engagements, and tailored to the security needs of Spain's defense ministry, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
The platform is comprised of a turret made to be mounted on light armored vehicles such as the URO VAMTAC ST5 used by the Spanish army, armed with two Mistral missiles and a thermal sight. Users are able to operate the weapon system from inside the armored vehicle, a feature MBDA says makes their customers safer from threats.
Mistral ATLAS-RC operators are able to move the turret in any direction.
According to MBDA, the solution is ideal for combating airborne threats such as fixed and rotary-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The system features a fire-and-forget capability and a full-imaging seeker designed to avoid countermeasures.
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