French Missile to Indigenous Helo

French Missile to Indigenous Helo 21 September, 2017

India will equip its indigenously developed and manufactured Rudra light combat helicopter fleet with MBDA's Mistral air-to-air missiles. The Rudra is currently armed with only a forward mounted machine gun and rockets. The Indian Air Force has called French missile manufacturer MBDA for final cost negotiations to supply the Mistral missile for the fleet. The country head of MBDA Loic Piedevache said the contract negotiation committee would start in a few days and they were fully compliant with the chopper. 

 A total of 78 Rudras have been ordered, with 23 of them already in service of Indian Armed Forces. 

French Missile to Indigenous Helo

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