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Surface-to-air missile

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

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

Radar-guided SAMs

  • MIM-23 Hawk - United States
  • MIM-72 Chaparral FAADS
  • MIM-104 Patriot - United States
  • BAe Blindfire Rapier - United Kingdom
  • SA-2[?] - Russia
  • SA-5[?] - Russia
  • SA-6[?] - Russia
  • SA-10[?] - Russia

IR-guided SAMs

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