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SIMBAD air defense system

Country of Origin: France


The SIMBAD (system integer de Mistral bimunition pour l'auto defense) is a modified 20-mm pedestal mount fitted with two Mistral anti-aircraft missiles and a simple optical sight.

MBDA has also developed a remotely operated variant (see "Variants" below). The system provides short-range defense against hostile fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, as well as anti-ship missiles.

The manually operated system can fire two missiles within 10 seconds. It is autonomous and does not require an...

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