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Rapier

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Mobile surface to air Missile System Rapier


The Rapier Missile System consist of the following main components:
  • launcher with a surveillance radar (housed under a radome), the devices for the electronical identification friend/foe, a command transmitter, a digital computer and 4 launcher beams as facilities to launch missiles.
  • tracker radar
  • radar display unit
  • 2 generators
  • missiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System performances

Surveillance radar:-
Detection range11.5 km
Missile:-
Operational rangeapprox 7 km
Operational altitudemax. 3 km
Weight44 kg
Guidance system and intercepting principlecommand guidance with differential angle tracking; interception based on a direct hit

 

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    Last updated: 29.11.2011
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