Variants. R Crotale. HQ-7 (Chinese Variant). R SICA (Shahine). Crotale NG. Crotale Mk Role and Mobility, Short-Range Air and. Crotale NG (New Generation). It appeared in It is a much redesigned version of the basic Crotale. Missiles have a range of 11 km, maximum speed of. Series Model Variants • Crotale R – Base Variant • Crotale NG – Next Generation upgraded version • Crotale – Modernized Crotale launcher system.

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It also has an optical aiming system. Vandal Crotaale John S. Additionally, its multi-sensor suite allows it to be used to assist other military assets in times of audio, visual, or radio communications barriers.

Throughout the decades, Thales has continually upgraded the Crotale with new features including improved connectivity and electronics. Archived from the original PDF on 17 October It has a further enhanced tracking capability by an crptale automatic television track capability. However, crotwle achievements of the system impressed the French Armed Forceswho purchased the system both for the air force and for the navy. There is also a towed version, for air defense of fixed sites.

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It was developed with Chinese assistance and by transferring technology of the HQ Its main role was to provide fully mobile air defense for mechanized armored units.

TELARs and acquisition and coordination unit are connected with cables. Missiles have a range of 11 km, maximum speed of Mach 3. It is in service with 15 countries. But with the infrared camera, you can see whether the object is, a dangerous aircraft, or just a toy drone. In its most recent upgrade, the Crotale NG New Generationfeatures a state of the art thermal camera that provides the Finnish Defence Forces with a dependable real-time image in daylight or at night.

Surface-to-Air Missile Defense System. Four Crotale missile defense systems can be networked to cooperate in unison, providing an effective “Friend-Or-Foe” net against inbound aerial threats including cruise missiles.

Crotale: How the leader in air defence missile systems keeps its edge

For instance the French Navy La Fayette class frigates have a Crotale 8-tubed launcher near the helicopter flight deck.

Sometimes it is referred as Sino-Crotale. The original design aim of the Crotale was to engage supersonic low-flying aircraft. Shahab Tagheb, an Iranian short-range air defense missile system.

However the Shahine is based on AMX tank chassis and has improved mobility and much better armor protection. Tracking range is 17 km. The Crotale missile defence system can be fitted on a variety of chassis types and launched against targets overland or overwater.

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This vehicle detects targets, tracks them, identifies targets, identifies weather it is friend or foe. The ACU can detect up to 30 targets and track 12 targets simultaneously.

Development nh mostly funded by South Africa, and partially by the French government. The Crotale is one of the most successful SAM design ever built.

Crotale (missile)

The Crotale has been produced in a number of variants. It can only tell you whether something is flying according to the flight plan.

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Video of the Crotale short-range air defense missile system Can’t find what you’re looking for? A wide range of its variants have been built. Missile has been improved.

Missile Defense Policy U. Production of the R Concluded The Crotale NG provides a powerful defense against air-based attacks.

This system incorporates an optical tracker. An updated version of the original Crotale. The target detection and acquisition systems are completely automated to achieve the fastest response time by the crew. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.