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Country of Origin: Italy


The Italian short-range shipboard anti-aircraft defense system consists of a surface-to-air missile (SAM) launcher, a fire-control system and one or more gun systems.

The Albatros/Aspide has a semi-active radar (SAR) homing seeker that identifies reflected illuminating continuous wave (CW) radar beams emitted by the ship's fire-control radar or the target's self-screening jammer.

Using proportional navigation, the missile flies to meet the target (rather than following the target's...

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