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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The turret holds eight missiles ready for launch in watertight containers. Routledge — via Google Books. But with the infrared camera, crptale can see whether the object is, a dangerous aircraft, or just a toy drone.

It is a much redesigned version of the basic Crotale. 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. Shahine, version developed for Saudi Arabia. Archived from the original PDF on 30 September It can reach targets at an altitude of 5.

There is also a towed variant, that is less mobile. Detection range is It is a baseline Crotale point defense system, base on the P4R 4×4 armored vehicle. A second vehicle carries the surveillance radar.


A Chinese reverse engineered version of the Crotale. It is in service with 15 countries. How has the Crotale air defence missile system maintained its invincible reputation even after thirty years of ever changing incoming threats? The system is effective helicopters, drones, and rockets, and it can protect fixed or moving civil or military sites. Other marks have included the HQ-7 Chinese reverse-engineered model then copied by the Iranians.

It takes 2 minutes to reload all four missiles. It has a further enhanced tracking capability by an added automatic television track capability. A specific version of the Crotale designed for Saudi Arabia with a specialized carrier.

First Chinese clone was produced for testing in Nt updated version of the original Crotale. The original Crotale SAM with both land and sea variants.

Crotale NG/GR Anti-Aircraft systems (SHORAD) –

The system was developed during the late s. Its production commenced in the late s. It is fitted with acquisition radar. And up to 10 km between proximate ACU. Crotle Missile length 3 m Missile diameter 0.

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

A wide range of its variants have been built. The Crotale system has also been installed on various military ships. Faced with increasing and multifaceted threats, Crotale NG will continue to contribute to a stronger and more secure Europe. Missile has been improved. Fire control utilizes multiple sensors with passive optics and radar working alongside electronic countermeasure systems.


The magazine behind the turret holds 18 missiles. William Van Cleave Dr. The Crotale missile system consists cortale two components; a vehicle for transport, equipped with launchers, a tracking radar is located between the launchers.

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How the leader in air defence missile systems keeps its edge. Thales Group Samsung Group.

It can reach its maximum speed of Mach 2. The origins of this air defense system lie in South African order. Shahab Tagheb, an Iranian short-range air defense missile system.

The Crotale missile defence system can be fitted on a variety of chassis types and launched against targets overland or overwater. Development was mostly funded by South Africa, and partially by the French government.

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