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Surface-to-air missile

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A surface-to-air missile (SAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. It is a type of anti-aircraft system.

SAMs can be deployed from fixed installations or mobile launchers. The smallest SAMs are capable of being carried and launched by a single person.

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Radar-guided SAMs

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French Air Force Crotale battery
Bendix Rim-8 Talos surface to air missile of the US Navy
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Bendix Rim-8 Talos surface to air missile of the US Navy

There are different types of radar guidance:

IR-guided SAMs

Laser-guided SAMS

Visually-guided SAMS


See also:

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