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RCM 748 Tracked Rapier

Country of Origin: Britain


Combining the Rapier towed low-level surface-to-air missile (SAM) system and the U.S. FMC M548 fully tracked cargo vehicle, the tracked Rapier was originally developed for the Iranian army. No missiles were exported to Iran, but it did enter service with the British army.

The optical command to line-of-sight (CLOS) guidance system was augmented by an infrared (IR) sensor, becoming the Tracker Optical Thermally Enhanced (TOTE). The TOTE Rapier is credited with the ability to...

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