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Air Defense Anti-Tank System
The Air Defense Anti-Tank System (ADATS) is a dual-purpose short range surface-to-air and anti-tank missile system. It is manufactured by Oerlikon-Contraves. The system was evaluated by the U.S. Army under the designation MIM-146, but ultimately was not adopted. It is currently in service with the Canadian Army.
- Chassis: M113A2
- Crew: 3 (Driver, Commander, System operator).
- Weight: 15,8 t
- Speed: 58 km/h
- Range: 400 km
- Armament: 8 ADATS missiles.
- Sensors: Pulse doppler radar (range 25 km), electro-optical device with TV and FLIR.
- Length: 2.05 m
- Diameter: 125 mm
- Launch weight: approx. 51 kg
- Speed: Mach 3+
- Range: 10 km
- Ceiling: 5,000 m
- Warhead: 12.5 kg HE fragmentation/shaped charge, impact and proximity fuze.
- Penetration: 900 mm RHA
- Guidance: Digitally coded laser beam-riding.
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