Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France and Hungary to Jointly Procure Mistral Missiles

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 08:49 AM, June 21, 2023
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Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France and Hungary to Jointly Procure Mistral Missiles
Mistral air defense missile @France MoD

Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France and Hungary have decided to jointly procure Mistral air defense missiles for €500 million.

The five European countries signed an agreement for the purchase of more than 1,000 missiles on June 19 during a summit held to discuss European air defense, the French defense ministry confirmed in a release.

President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he made some progress in convincing some of EU allies to look at a more home-grown defense strategy, in contrast to a German-led effort to jointly procure air defense systems from outside Europe.

The Mistral man-portable surface-to-air missiles are built by MBDA.

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