Antelope air defence system

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Antelope air defense 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).[1]

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.[1] The precise operating range of the Antelope system is variously reported as 9 km,[2] 18 km,[1] and "4 miles".[3]

The Antelope system employs infrared guidance, and is similar in design to the United States-made Chaparral system.[3] It can be used to intercept low-flying helicopters, fighter aircraft, attack aircraft, and bombers.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Air Defense Overview". Retrieved 2007-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Air Defense: August 28, 2001". Retrieved 2007-04-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Equipment Matchups: Air Defense". Archived from the original on 11 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-16. 
  4. ^ Martin L. Lasater; Peter Kien-hong Yu (2000). Taiwan's Security in the Post-Deng Xiaoping Era. Psychology Press. pp. 318–. ISBN 978-0-7146-5083-8. 

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