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Old 05-17-2009, 05:42 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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Old 05-17-2009, 07:12 AM
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:46 PM
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yes especially when you take accout the max range...
(hehe would just about be able to down some handheld UAV's with those numbers. and at 8 m
the missile would posslibly damage the platform it was launched from )

rapiers range is well over 6 kilometers
- ceiling 3,000m
- maximum Range Around 8 kilometers

thease should apply unless they have actually done something to to further improve the system.
(which they probably have)

[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJpLu7fOxfE"]vid from the utube[/URL]
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:24 PM
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yes especially when you take accout the max range...
(hehe would just about be able to down some handheld UAV's with those numbers. and at 8 m
the missile would posslibly damage the platform it was launched from )

rapiers range is well over 6 kilometers
- ceiling 3,000m
- maximum Range Around 8 kilometers

thease should apply unless they have actually done something to to further improve the system.
(which they probably have)

[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJpLu7fOxfE"]vid from the utube[/URL]
lol...I better fix that .........
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:46 PM
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[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ1wH7Oet_w"]yep.[/URL]
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