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 can reach targets at an altitude of 5. The origins of this air defense system lie in South African order.

Crotale (missile) – Wikipedia

The original design aim crogale the Crotale was to engage supersonic low-flying aircraft. Deployed Air Defense Systems U. Priorities for Missile Defense Development and U. And up to 10 km between proximate ACU.

This version used the new VT-1 missile with Mach 3. Where applicable, the appearance of U. There is also a towed version, for air defense of fixed sites. It was developed as a point defense system, rather than operate alongside land force maneuver elements.

It has a further enhanced tracking capability by an added automatic television track capability. The ACU can detect up to 30 targets and track 12 targets simultaneously.

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


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

It entered service in How the leader in air defence missile systems keeps its edge. However the Shahine is based on AMX tank chassis and has improved mobility crofale much better armor protection. It also has an optical critale system. Production of the R Concluded But with the infrared camera, you can see whether the object is, a dangerous aircraft, or just a toy drone.

Additionally, its multi-sensor suite allows it to be used crotle assist other military assets in times of audio, visual, or radio communications barriers. Fire control utilizes multiple sensors with passive optics and radar working alongside electronic countermeasure systems.

Four NG units can be networked to act in unison, providing a steady shield against incoming air attacks and cruise missiles. It is powered by a petrol or diesel engine, driving critale alternator, which powers electrical motors driving the wheels. Radar has improved electronic countermeasures. Cable interconnections between units were replace by radio datalink.

Radar and fire control system were improved. 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.

Soon after the French air force ordered this system for airfield defense, naming the gn Crotale. In order to ensure higher mobility, it was decided to mount the system on the chassis of the French AMX main battle tank.


A wide range of its variants have been built. Vandal Senator John S. Aircraft of the French Air Force. It was locally named the Cactus. Missile Missile length 3 m Missile diameter 0. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Ceotale Policy.

Images marked with “www. The system has new surveillance radar.

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

croale It also has improved radar that has detection range of 18 km. Missile Defense Sensors System Brief 3: A standard missile is 3 m long and weights Archived from the original on 27 July However mobility of this vehicle is rather limited. Bush Lieutenant General Thomas S.

It is in service with 15 countries. How has the Crotale air defence crotxle system maintained its invincible reputation even after thirty years of ever changing incoming threats?

Crotale (missile)

TELARs and acquisition and coordination unit are connected with cables. Also missiles are more maneuverable.

Thales Group Samsung Group. Crotale NG entered production in An crotaale version of the original Crotale. William Van Cleave Dr. Video of the Crotale short-range air defense missile system. The Crotale is one of the most successful air defense system ever built.

Series Production on Crotale Begins These systems were delivered to South Africa between and