The basic Mistral missile is used with a man-portable launch unit. There are also launch units that allow the missile to be fired from armoured vehicles, ships or helicopters (such as the Aérospatiale Gazelle, Denel Rooivalk, or Eurocopter Tiger).
The two-missile unit installed on ships is called Simbad. The six-missile version is the Sadral. The newly-launched four-missile version is called Tetral.
Over 16,000 missiles have been sold/ordered. Recently, industrial sources said the Royal Thai Navy has placed an order on several units of Sadral/Mistral air defence systems. The deal is said to be worth between €45.7 million - €76.2 million. The systems are to be equipped on the Navy’s two Naresuan class frigates and two newly built Pattani class OPVs (Offshore Patrol Vessel). Estonia has also bought the missile, deliveries are set to begin in 2008
MDHC still studying Starstreak use on Apache. (McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co. studying Starstreak missile for AH-64A Apache attack helicopter)
Aug 25, 1989; MDHC STILL STUDYING STARSTREAK USE ON APACHE. McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company (Mesa, Ariz is still undertaking "a very...