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Estonia orders Mistral SHORAD systems
Mistral MANPADS. © MBDA

Estonia orders Mistral SHORAD systems

Estonia will acquire an additional batch of MBDA's Mistral short-range air defence missiles/ man-portable surface-to-air missiles, training missiles, simulators and testing and maintenance equipment under a €50m contract.

Estonia will acquire Mistral short-range air defence missiles/ man-portable surface-to-air missiles, training missiles, simulators and testing and maintenance equipment from MBDA under a €50m contract.

The first systems under the new contract are scheduled for delivery in 2020. The contract between the Estonian Centre for Defence Investment (ECDI) and MBDA was signed in Paris by Colonel Rauno Sirk, director of ECDI and Didier Philippe, Senior Vice President MBDA NATO countries.

The contract includes options for additional missiles up to the amount of €100m.

Under the terms of the contract, Estonia will continue acquiring Mistral SHORAD missiles in their latest generation which is designed to provide increased accuracy and longer service life than missiles of previous generations. Mistral missiles have been used by Estonian Defence Forces since 2009.

The contract was already extended in 2015, with provision for missile deliveries through 2019.

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