Antelope air defence system
The Antelope air defense system (捷羚防空飛彈系統) is a tactical ground-to-air anti-aircraft defense system used by the Republic of China Army in Taiwan. It employs a battery of four Tien Chien-I missiles mounted on atop a wheeled vehicle (such as a truck or humvee).
The Antelope system collectively includes targeting, guidance, communications components as well as the missiles themselves. It was developed beginning in 1995 as an outgrowth of the Tien Chien-I missile development program. The precise operating range of the Antelope system is variously reported as 9 km, 18 km, and "4 miles".
The Antelope system employs infrared guidance, and is similar in design to the United States-made Chaparral system. It can be used to intercept low-flying helicopters, fighter aircraft, attack aircraft, and bombers.
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