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GWS 20 Sea Cat

Country of Origin: Britain


The Belfast-built Sea Cat missile system is a short-range, shipboard, guided surface-to-air missile (SAM) used in defense against low-level air attacks. It can also be used against surface targets within visual range.

The Sea Cat is no longer in service on British ships. A few nations continue to use the system.

The basic system consists of a four-round launcher and a separate fire-control position. The operator tracks the target through a binocular sight and uses a thumb-operated...

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