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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Crotale (missile)

The Crotale is a point defense system, designed to protect high value targets, such as airfields, military bases, ammunition depots, and so on.

However, the achievements of the system impressed the French Armed Forceswho purchased the system both for the air force and for the navy. The Crotale missile system consists of two components; a vehicle for transport, equipped with launchers, a tracking radar is located between the launchers. Archived from the original PDF on 17 October Radar and fire control system were improved.

The firing system includes the main sensors of the ship, the firing system of the turretand a central crotake system. It gives the missile a nng speed of Mach 2.

Series Production on Crotale Begins You are here Home. These systems were delivered to South Africa between and Soon after the French air force ordered this system for airfield defense, naming the system Crotale.

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Some Crotale systems use the Mk3 missiles which have an extended range of 16 km. The question is even more pertinent today coming just after France and Ny issued a joint declaration calling for a common European strategy on defence cooperation. It is powered by a petrol or diesel engine, driving an alternator, which powers electrical motors driving the wheels. Production of the R Concluded The Crotale missile has proven highly maneuverable for its role and can reach speeds in excess of Mach 3.


The system can follow 8 targets simultaneously, and the guidance radar can follow both hovering helicopters as well as fighters exceeding speeds over Mach 2. For instance the French Navy La Fayette class frigates have a Crotale 8-tubed launcher near the helicopter flight deck.

The original design aim of crota,e Crotale was to engage supersonic low-flying aircraft. The missile is driven by solid-propellant fuel. The magazine behind the turret holds 18 missiles. It also has improved radar that has detection range of 18 km. The turret holds eight missiles ready for launch in watertight containers.

This vehicle detects targets, tracks them, identifies targets, identifies weather it is friend or foe. A long-range version of the Crotale NG.

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The French Air Force, Finnish Army and French Navy are just some of the users of this multi-dimensional system which began its design phase in and entered production in It has been developed by Thomson CSF Matra and exists in two versions, a mobile land-based version and a ship-launched one.

Air Defence adapts to a changing world” PDF. The Crotale has been produced in a number of variants.

It was developed with Chinese assistance and by transferring technology of the HQ Research Initiated Crotaoe News. It was developed as a point defense system, crotaoe than operate alongside land force maneuver elements. However mobility of this vehicle is rather limited.

It was locally named the Cactus. The system is effective helicopters, drones, and rockets, and it can protect fixed or moving civil or military sites. It has additional television channel, that resulted in enhanced acquisition and tracking. Top 10 Main Battle Tanks. The original Crotale SAM with both land and sea variants. Minimum range of fire is about m. Shahab Tagheb, an Crptale short-range air defense missile system. Other marks have included the HQ-7 Chinese reverse-engineered model then copied by the Iranians.


This system incorporates an optical tracker. Missiles have a range of 11 km, maximum cotale of Mach 3. 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.

III is the latest in the Crotale line and began testing around – this version is capable of engaging smaller drone aircraft with accuracy.

How has the Crotale air defence missile system maintained its invincible reputation even after cfotale years of ever changing incoming threats? 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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A second vehicle carries the surveillance radar. Missile Defense Policy U. The Crotale NG has the engagement and acquisition radars carried by the same unit, hence every single TELAR vehicle is capable of autonomous crorale.

This air defense system still evolves and remains in production for more than 40 years. A wide range of its variants have been built.