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Defexpo 2014: MBDA Mistral awaits VSHORADS progress

6th February 2014 - 13:57 GMT | by Tim Fish in Delhi


MBDA is displaying its Mistral MANPAD system at the Defexpo in Delhi as the company awaits a decision on the Indian Army’s Very Short Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) programme.

A company spokesperson told Shephard that the advantage of the Mistral is that it is ‘designed as a MANPAD system to meet the Indian Army’s requirement for a two-person crew.’ The system also has a longer range compared to shoulder-launched systems, he added.

The VSHORADS programme is expected to replace the Indian Army’s existing Igla-S system and the spokesman said that for them it is a ‘must have’ capability as

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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