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 is a modernization of the French Crotale systems.

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It can engage helicopters, aircraft, cruise missiles, air-to-ground missiles and anti-radiation missiles. The firing system includes the main sensors of the ship, the firing system of the turretand a central coordination system.

The ACU can detect up to 30 targets and track 12 targets simultaneously. Missile Missile length 3 m Missile diameter 0. Princeton University Press — via Google Books. In Saudi Arabia ordered a number of these missile systems.

Top 10 Fighter Aircraft. The radar surveillance vehicle can be connected to several launcher vehicles, in order to achieve an effective air-defence system. The original design aim of the Crotale was to engage supersonic low-flying aircraft.

It is in service with 15 countries. The system is effective helicopters, drones, and rockets, and it can protect fixed or moving civil or military sites. Aircraft of the French Air Force. It has a solid fuel rocket motor. Detection range is Faced with increasing and multifaceted threats, Crotale NG will continue to contribute to a stronger and more cortale Europe.


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

crotalle Retrieved 27 June The Crotale can also use surveillance data from other systems, data from optical surveillance and from the general aerial picture from the national air defence communications system. Research Initiated Recent News. Navy Crotale Becomes Operational Deployed Air Defense Systems U. It is powered by a petrol or diesel engine, driving an alternator, which powers electrical motors driving the wheels. Missile Defense Policy U.

HQ-7Chinese reverse engineered copy. Air Defence adapts to a changing world” PDF. Here the number of launchers is eight.

Throughout the decades, Thales has crotake upgraded the Crotale with new features including improved connectivity and electronics. The Crotale missile defence system can be fitted on a variety of chassis types and launched against targets overland or overwater.

These are supported by a host of maintenance and support vehicles. The Crotale NG has the engagement and acquisition radars carried by the frotale unit, hence every single TELAR vehicle is capable of autonomous operation. By a total of 20 batteries were delivered.


The Crotale system has also been installed on various military ships. 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.

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

Its main role was to provide fully mobile air defense for mechanized armored units. It can reach its maximum speed of Mach 2. This page was drotale edited on 14 Octoberat The turret system is adaptable to a variety of chassis types. The original Crotale SAM with both land and sea variants.

The magazine behind the turret holds 18 missiles. A Chinese reverse engineered version of the Crotale. 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 Archived from the original PDF on 30 September A long-range version of the Crotale NG.

First Chinese clone was produced for testing in