MBDA successfully demonstrates the use of the Mistral missile against fast boats such as FIACs.
Ivory Coast: Japanese Ambassador Rescue
Video from French Ministry of Defense - As Ivory Coast's Gbagbo refuses to surrender, French rescue Japan ambassador. The French rescue was requested by the UN and Japanese after incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo's fighters broke into the ambassador's home. French helicopters staged a dramatic rescue overnight Wednesday and into Thursday of the Japanese ambassador to Ivory Coast and his staff after troops loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo stormed the Japanese compound.