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Rapier

Rapier in actionRapier Field Standard C is a technologically advanced short range air defence system 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 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 2.29m
Missile range 8.2km (max)
Missile speed Mach 2+
Launch weight 44kg
Radar height 3.37m (in action)
Radar range 16km
Radar weight 2138kg

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