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Old 05-17-2009, 06:42 AM
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Rapier Field Standard C is a technologically advanced Short Range Air Defence System (SHORAD) developed by MBDA (previously Matra BAe Dynamics) and is in service with the Royal Artillery
It is a 24-hour, all-weather guided weapon system with a primary role of providing limited area Air Defence (AD) cover against fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) and cruise missiles. It has the capability of engaging two targets at once. Rapier FSC is compact, mobile and air portable, making it suitable for worldwide operations.

Missile length 2.35 m
Missile diameter 0.133 m
Missile range 400 m to 6,800 m
Motor Solid fueled
Missile speed Mach 2+
Launch weight 42 kg
Radar height 3.37 m (in action)
Radar range 16 km
Radar weight 243 kg
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