The contract encompasses the delivery of 522 Mistral 3 air defence missiles, along with related equipment and services. Local Spanish media reports that these missiles will be distributed across three branches of the Spanish Armed Forces: the army, air force, and navy.
MBDA touts the Mistral 3 as a versatile, multi-domain, and multiplatform missile, suitable for use by the army, navy, and air force. It is combat-proven and offers comprehensive protection against a wide array of threats, boasting an over 96% success rate.
The Mistral 3 missile is described as a fire-and-forget system, maintaining exceptional performance levels consistently. Its terminal accuracy on maneuvering targets does not rely on the operator’s skills, reducing the need for intensive and continuous training regardless of the gunner and the launcher used.