The Crotale family is a Surface to Air missile system applicable for all kind of warships, new ships as well as those that need to be retrofitted.
The latest version is the Crotale missile VT1 VL. This new version keeps the principle of the Command on Line Of Sight (CLOS) guidance, but it adds a vertical launcher for compactness (up to 5.2 missiles / m2) and flexibility of installation on board the ship.
System agility is based on the VT1 speed (up to M3.5), an unrivalled speed for its competitors.
The VT1 missile is free of maintenance for at least 15 years. The system is composed of a K-band tracker (which could be also the gun tracker), a launcher and their ancillaries.The system is linked to CMS data bus and managed with a dedicated console.