Chilean Army publishes MANPADS “Mistral” shooting practice at moving targets
Personnel from the antiaircraft artillery batteries of the VI Army Division fired a missile “Mistral” at mobile targets in the Pampa Chaca sector, Arica and Parinacota Region.
Within the framework of the individual professional training of Chile force, the conscript soldiers of the Infantry Battalion No. 4 “Rancagua” fired combat shots with different anti-armor weapon systems, among which the AT4, Carl Gustaf and LAW rocket launchers stand out.
Mistral is an infrared return MANPADS manufactured by the missile systems of the European multinational company MBDA. Based on the French SATCP, the portable missile that would later become the Mistral began development in 1974.
Guidance system: infrared locating
Effective firing range: up to 6 km
Maximum speed: 800 m / s, approx. Mach 2.6 (high supersonic)
Warhead weight: 2.95 kg
Wars: Second Congo War
Warhead: High Explosive with High Density Tungsten Balls
Personal de las baterías de artillería antiaérea de la VI División de Ejército, ejecutaron tiro de misil “Mistral” a blancos móviles en el sector de Pampa Chaca, Región de Arica y Parinacota. Revisa acá esta actividad militar de entrenamiento 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/hz3aaSkQI9
— Ejército de Chile (@Ejercito_Chile) December 14, 2020