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About the Mistral 3 SAM
« on: October 12, 2021, 04:12:41 AM »
Given that the PN is using this SAM on its JRC frigates . . .

AFP boosts air defense with Mistral 3 surface-to-air missile
By Priam Nepomuceno  October 11, 2021, 10:00 am

MANILA The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), particularly the Navy, gets a huge boost to defend against aerial threats with the delivery of the Mistral 3 surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) of its two new frigates last October 8.

AFP spokesperson, Army Col. Ramon Zagala, said Sunday night the Mistral 3 is the first ever SAM procured by the AFP that would bolster the military's capability to defend the country's territory.

"The Mistral 3 SAMs will be fitted on BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) and BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) and will give the Philippine Navy (PN) a much needed defensive capability against hostile air targets," Zagala said.

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The Mistral 3 was delivered at the Subic Bay International Airport in Bataan last October 8.

Procurement and delivery of the Mistral 3 SAMs is part of the PN Frigate Acquisition Project Lot 2B which was awarded to the MBDA Missile Systems based in France.

Isa sa pinakamodernong warship ng PH pinasinayaan | TV Patrol
Published on May 23, 2019


. . . it's worth looking into it a bit deeper


The Mistral 3 missile, currently in service with the French forces, is an air defense missile equipped with an infrared imaging seeker and advanced image processing capabilities. This allows it to engage low thermal signature targets such as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), turbojet-powered missiles and fast craft at long range, while offering excellent resistance to countermeasures. It has a maximum firing range of 7 km with a flying speed of 930 m/s.
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Re: About the Mistral 3 SAM
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 08:46:25 AM »
One of the lesser known capabilities of the Mistral is it's ability to engage small surface targets.

[Video] MISTRAL SIMBAD-RC against fast boats (FIAC)

[Video] Mistral missile on SIMBAD-RC

This gives ships like the Jose Rizal class an additional option against surface targets.

In addition, the missile is also advertised as able to engage anti-ship missiles, providing ships with an additional layer of defense.

[Video] MBDA SPIMM - Self-Protection Integrated Mistral Module

Additional links:
MBDA product page - Simbad RC