Antelope Tien Chien 1 TC-1 surface-to-air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications

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Antelope Surface-to-Air Defense Missile System
 
 
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Antelope Tien Chien 1 TC-1 surface-to-air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images Taiwan Taiwanese army defensde industry military technology
 
Description

The Antelope air defense system is a tactical surface-to-air defense missile system in service with the Republic of China (Taiwan) army. Development of the second-generation self-propelled Antelope air defence system began in 1995 by the Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST). It can form an area air defense system in concert with other area radar systems or independently intercept incoming aircraft such as helicopters, fighter, and bombers to protect tactical critical infrastructures such as airports and seaports. The Antelope system includes targeting, guidance, communications components as well as the missiles themselves. The vehicle has an electrical generator that can power the system at all times, allowing Antelope to engage targets while on the move, but most engagements would be conducted with the vehicle in static position.

 
Variants
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Technical Data
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Launch unit
The launch unit of Antelope is mounted at the rear of 4x4 light tactical vehicle. Four ready-to-fire Tien Chien 1 (TC-1) passive infra-red seeker equipped surface-to-air missiles are mounted on a on a pedestal (two on each side) with an integrated radar and FLIR pod target detection system. In firing position, two hydraulically operated stabilizers are lowered on the ground on each side of the vehicle.
Missile
The Tien Chien 1 (TC-1 Sky Sword) is a short range infrared guided air-to-air missile developed by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology in Taiwan ROC, for the ROC Air Force. The missile was developed in the mid to late 1980s and is presently deployed on the ROCAF's F-CK IDF fighters. The missile is fitted with a HE-blast fragmentation warhead with contact or active laser proximity fuze.
Guidance system
The Antelope air defense system is coupled with the mobile fire control radar CS/MPQ-78 developed by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology which is composed of a search radar, a track radar and a photoelectric monitor. The search and track radars cover both medium-altitude and low- altitude air space, with a distance precision accuracy of around 10 meters. The search radar has a maximum range of 30 km and integrates also IFF system and associated 20 km range real-time tracking radar. An auxiliary passive electro-optical tracker with a built-in laser range finder can be used at ranges of up to 10,000 m in clear weather.
Mobility
The Antelope air defense system of the Taiwanese army is mounted on a 4x4 light tactical Toyota truck chassis.
Combat use
The Antelope is able of launch while on the move and has a brightness adjustable console for night or low-visibility operations. It operates successfully with both radar and FLIR systems and has its own self-contained simulator mode for training purposes. The Antelope has a maximum effective range of 9,000 m and maximum altitude range of 3,000 m. The Antelope has a crew of two, the gunner and observer. The gunner can carry out the engagement from within the cabin, or can dismount and position a tripod-mounted control console up to 70 m from the vehicle.
 
Specifications
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Type of missile
low altitude short-range ground-to-air missile
Country users
Taiwan
Launcher
mobile launch unit
Warhead
HE-blast fragmentation
Crew
2
Missile launch weight
90 kg
Effective range
30 km maximum
Accuracy
10 m
Guidance
infrared guided system
Dimensions vehicle
Length: ? m; Width: ? m; Height: ? m
 
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Antelope Tien Chien 1 TC-1 surface-to-air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images Taiwan Taiwanese army defensde industry military technology
 
Antelope Tien Chien 1 TC-1 surface-to-air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images Taiwan Taiwanese army defensde industry military technology
Antelope Tien Chien 1 TC-1 surface-to-air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images Taiwan Taiwanese army defensde industry military technology
   
Antelope Tien Chien 1 TC-1 surface-to-air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images Taiwan Taiwanese army defensde industry military technology
Antelope Tien Chien 1 TC-1 surface-to-air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images Taiwan Taiwanese army defensde industry military technology
 
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