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Origin: France
Corporations: Thales
Parent System: RAPIDFire
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Description: The Thales RAPIDFire is an integrated mobile gun and missile short-range air defense system designed to defeat air breathing threats such as fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft as well as unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Besides, the new multi-weapon system can neutralize cruise missiles and precision guided munitions. The RAPIDFire combines the CONTROLMaster 60 3D air surveillance radar, CONTROLView command and control (C2) module, a multi-sensor stabilized optronic sighting system and the CT40 40mm anti-aircraft gun system. The system can also accept the six Starstreak surface-to-air missiles (SAM) with an speed of Mach 3 to shoot down airborne threats at a maximum range of 7 kilometers. The CT40 cannon fires a variety of 40mm cased telescope ammunition. Thales unveiled its RAPIDFire solution at the Eurosatory 2012 exhibition in Paris, France.

The RAPIDFire gun system can also be used against ground targets including armored platforms for self-defense purposes. Thales intends to offer the new mobile gun system to protect troops on the move.

RAPIDFire Specifications

Main Gun Caliber: 40 millimeter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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RAPIDFire News

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on 11 Jun 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012Thales Unveils RAPIDFire Mobile Air Defense Gun System

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