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MIM-14 Nike Hercules

Country of Origin: USA


The Nike Hercules surface-to-air missile (SAM) system is one of the oldest, U.S.-designed SAMs still in active service. It is capable of interceptions at relatively high altitudes and long ranges; it is not suitable for low-altitude defense. It can also perform in a surface-to-surface (SSM) role.

The fixed batteries that once formed part of the North American air defense system have been dismantled; mobile Nike batteries are still in service in several other countries.

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