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Norway provides a missile system to Ukraine – Norway News – Latest News, Latest News, Comments – Norway News

The Norwegian government has provided Ukraine with 4000 M72 light anti-aircraft weapons, helmets and flake jackets so far. Some other countries offer weapons and military equipment.

Norway is currently donating about 100 Mistral air defense missiles and numerous launchers. The Mistral air defense system is used in Navy minesweepers and corvettes. This system was scheduled to be phased out within a few years. Therefore, providing the system to Ukraine does not significantly reduce the impact of Norwegian preparations.

The Mistral is a MANPADS (Portable Air Defense System) missile designed and manufactured by defense company MBDA. The entire air defense weapons system consists of a lightweight human-portable launcher and one or two missiles ready to launch.

MISTRAL launcher units are typically operated by gunners and crew commanders. However, if the mission is performed in a simple tactical environment, it can be operated by a single soldier. It can also be operated autonomously thanks to the latest generation of thermal sites and IFF (identification friend or foe), or integrated into a fire control and coordination system. IFF is an identification system designed for command and control. Use a transponder that listens for inquiry signals and sends a response that identifies the station.

Mistral The Mistral is fitted with a 3 kg HE (highly explosive) warhead equipped with dense tungsten balls to increase damage. It uses a laser proximity detonation mechanism to reduce the possibility of early detonation. It can be used to destroy aerial targets such as UAVs, missiles, aircraft and helicopters. It has an altitude of 3km and a maximum range of 6km.

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