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R440 Crotale Naval (Rattlesnake)

Country of Origin: France


The Crotale (Rattlesnake) naval short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system is a development of the Crotale air-defense vehicle now in service in several countries.

The R440 Crotale is the base variant; the basic system is also known as the Compact Crotale Naval.

The deck-mounted system consisting of launcher, control system electronics shelter and missile magazine. The launcher has J-band radar, IR tracker and eight missile tubes.

The Crotale is designed to defend against air...

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