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 Short-Range Air Defense Missile System |

The Crotale has been produced in a number of variants. Air Defence adapts to a changing world” PDF. Soon after the French air force ordered this system for airfield defense, naming the system Crotale. How has the Crotale air defence missile system maintained its invincible reputation even after thirty years of ever changing incoming threats? The turret system is adaptable to a variety of chassis types.

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An updated version of the original Crotale. It is a much redesigned version of the basic Crotale.

Crotale (missile)

It can only tell you whether something is flying according to the flight plan. However, the achievements of the system impressed the French Armed Forceswho purchased the system both for the air force and for the crotaale. The missile is driven by solid-propellant fuel. But with the infrared camera, you can see whether the object is, a dangerous aircraft, or just a toy drone.


Top 10 Main Battle Tanks. The Crotale NG provides a powerful defense against air-based attacks.

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

Radar has improved electronic countermeasures. It also has improved radar that has detection range of 18 km. The original Crotale SAM with both land and sea variants. It was revealed in Dodgen Admiral Wayne E. Series Production on Crotale Begins Following Finland and France it quickly received a vote of confidence when other countries including Greece, Oman, and South Korea adopted the crotals.

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

The Crotale is one of the most successful SAM design ever built. Issues of Development and Integration”. Retrieved from ” https: A wide range of its variants have been built. In order to ensure higher mobility, it was decided to mount the system on the chassis of the French AMX main battle tank.

Development of Shahine Variant Begins The Crotale NG has the engagement and acquisition radars carried by the same unit, hence every single TELAR vehicle is capable of autonomous operation. HQ-7 crotzle, Chinese reverse engineered copy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Faced with increasing and multifaceted threats, Crotale NG will continue to contribute to a stronger and more secure Europe. Development was mostly funded by South Africa, and partially by the French government. Radar and fire control system were improved. For instance the French Navy La Fayette class frigates have a Crotale 8-tubed launcher crotzle the helicopter flight deck.


Minimum range of fire is about m.

It carries 4 missiles and is fitted with engagement radar. The original design aim of the Crotale was to engage supersonic low-flying aircraft. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Armor of this vehicle provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. How the leader in air defence missile systems keeps its edge. Other marks have included the HQ-7 Chinese reverse-engineered model then copied by the Iranians.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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. It takes about 5 minutes to launch missiles from travelling.

It is fitted with acquisition radar. Also missiles are more maneuverable.

Video of the Crotale short-range air defense missile system Can’t find what you’re looking for? Crotxle can be mounted on a towed 3-axle trailer or a range of different chassis.

Navy Crotale Becomes Operational These are supported by a host of maintenance and support vehicles. TELARs and acquisition and coordination unit are connected with cables.

It can reach crotalle maximum speed of Mach 2. Some Crotale systems use the Mk3 missiles which have an extended range of 16 km.