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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III is the latest in the Crotale line and began testing around – this version is capable of engaging smaller drone aircraft with accuracy. This air defense system still evolves and remains in production for more than 40 years. HQ-7Chinese reverse engineered copy. The firing system includes the main sensors of the ship, the firing system of the turretand a central coordination system. The target detection and acquisition systems are completely automated to achieve the fastest response time by the crew.

The Crotale is one of the most successful SAM design ever built.

A standard missile is 3 m long and weights The Crotale NG can fire kilogram warheads at Mach 3. The system has new surveillance radar. First Chinese clone was produced for testing in It appeared in Additionally, its multi-sensor suite allows it to be used to assist other military assets in times of audio, visual, or radio communications barriers.

Production of the R Concluded You are here Home. Missile Defense Sensors System Brief 3: Radar and fire control system were improved.


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Video of the Crotale short-range air defense missile system Can’t find what you’re looking for? Drotale the same time, the number of launchers were increased to six.

Images marked with “www. A wide range of its variants have been built. How the leader in air defence missile systems keeps its edge. It has additional television channel, that resulted in enhanced acquisition and tracking. However mobility of this vehicle is rather limited.

These are supported by a host of maintenance and support crotaale. Its main role was to provide fully mobile air defense for mechanized armored units. It entered service in Deployed Air Defense Systems U. The Crotale is a point defense system, designed to protect high value targets, such as airfields, military bases, ammunition depots, and so on.

The turret holds eight missiles ready for launch in watertight containers. Priorities for Missile Defense Development and U. The system is effective helicopters, drones, and rockets, and it can crotal fixed or moving civil or military sites.

It has a further enhanced tracking capability by an added automatic television track capability.

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Aircraft of the French Air Force. The Crotale NG has incorporated both the launcher and the surveillance radar in one vehicle.

It was revealed in Where applicable, the appearance of U. These systems were delivered to South Africa between and By a total of 20 batteries were delivered. The original Crotale SAM with both land and sea variants. However the Shahine is based on AMX tank chassis and has improved mobility and much better armor protection. The Crotale system has also been installed on various military ships. Retrieved from ” critale However, the achievements of the system impressed the French Armed Forceswho purchased the system both for the air force and for the navy.


Crotale SAM Surface-to-Air Missile Defense System – France

Thales Group Samsung Group. This version used the new VT-1 missile with Mach 3. It carries 4 missiles and is fitted with engagement radar. Development was mostly funded by South Africa, and partially by the French government.

It is powered by a petrol or diesel engine, driving an alternator, which powers electrical motors driving the wheels. Dodgen Admiral Wayne E. 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.

It takes about 5 minutes to launch bg from travelling. Some Crotale systems use the Mk3 missiles which have an extended range of 16 km. Thales Air Defence, Bagneux, France. It can be mounted xrotale a towed 3-axle trailer or a range of different chassis. The Crotale NG provides a powerful defense against air-based attacks.