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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$14 million
Also Known As: SPYDER-SR
Origin: Israel
Corporations: Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) and Rafael
Parent System: SPYDER
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: ?
Family Members: SPYDER-MR
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Description: The Surface-to-Air Python & Derby Air Defense System (SPYDER) is a quick reaction, low level missile system designed to successfully counter attacks by fixed and rotary wing aircraft, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). It can launch both Derby medium range active radar seeker missile and Python 5 advanced dual waveband IR short range missile.

The SPYDER provides highly deployable air defense capability covering 360� during day, night and adverse weather conditions engaging multiple threats simultaneously. It features two engagement modes: Lock-On-Before Launch (LOBL) (fire and forget capability) and Lock-On-After Launch (LOAL) (fire and update capability).

The SPYDER can engage targets from 1 to 15 kilometers flying at altitudes between 20 and 9,000 meters. It is suitable for high value assets defense as well as to provide area air defense to front-line military units.

The SPYDER air defense system comprises a Command and Control Unit (CCU) and typically 6 Missile Firing Units (MFUs) connected to the CCU via wireless data link. The MFU carries a combination of 4 Derby and Python 5 missiles inside a 4-cell rotary launcher. The CCU carries the Elta EL/M 2106 radar system to provide early warning and fire control capabilities. Both the CCU and FMUs have been mounted on trucks for better mobility.

SPYDER Specifications

Number of Weapons: 24
Target's Max Altitude: 9,000 meter (29,528 foot)
Target's Min Altitude: 20 meter
Weapon Max Range: 15,000 meter
Weapon Min Range: 1,000 meter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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There are 2 news between
26 May 2016 and 19 May 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017Indian Navy Test-Fires Barak 8 ER Surface-to-Air Missile
Thursday, May 26, 2016India to Purchase Spyder Air Defense Systems from Israel

Operators & Related Equipment

Indian Air Force 18 Spyder systems valued at $260 million replacing cancelled Trishul air defense system. The deal was signed in September 2008.

Grand Total 183
Defensive Weapons
I-Derby ER
Python 5x24
Sensor Systems
EL/M 2106 ATAR 3D
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