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At the end of 1998, the FM-90, an enhanced version of the FM-80/HongQi 7, was introduced to the public. Compared to the original system, the improvements on the FM-90 include:
- Using VLSI technology-based computer (designed by 706 Institute) to replace the original LSI technology-based S-9 computer on the HongQi 7/FM-80.
- Using digital electronic technology to replace the original analogue design, increasing the missile's abilities against active/passive jamming.
- Using a new two-waveband tracking radar to replace the original monopulse radar
- An infrared camera was added to the TV tracking system so that the optical tracking system can be used at night.
- Target information between search and firing units is transmitted via a datalink pole system similar to that fitted on the later production Thomson-CSF Crotale 4000.
- Re-designed missile warhead fusing system
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A new Crotale model was released Sept 2011 by the company 2D3D in 1:25 scale...out of Poland...Looks amazing:
Chinese HQ-7 Crotale Firing video: See 1:29 in Video
Video of Pakistani Crotales in Action, see halfway through the video to find the Crotale Firing Unit and Radar Units:
Here is a very brief introduction of Pegasus radar's development by Samsung Thales:
I believe Korea is the largest user of a Crotale variant.
LIG Nex1 intends to compete in India's SR-SAM tender with Pegasus. Pegasus appears to have seen sufficient technological transformation from the French Crotale NG that we can market it independently as our own product; the missile and combat system are considered to be indigenous, and Thales' sensor technology transfer long ago now permits us to develop many of the improved electronics and radars domestically (there's also some question as to whether Thales used some Samsung electronics and radar technology in other Crotale variants). The wheeled Pegasus has been successfully developed. Pegasus was once considered to be modified for shipborne use as a VLS cold-launched short-range SAM, but now it seems to have been superseded by another separate project known as K-SAAM (Korean Surface-to-Air Anti-Missile).
As a side note the name Pegasus originates from the appearance of the missile. When it's fired it looks like a winged white horse flying through the sky. Something like that.
Chun-Ma (Pegasus) (Korea, South), Defensive weapons
Short range, ground launched, solid propellant, theatre defence missile system.
In 1986 it was revealed that South Korea was developing a self-propelled surface-to-air missile system called Chun-Ma (Pegasus), which included an indigenously developed missile. The system is also known as Korean-SAM (K-SAM). The weapon system was developed by the Special Products Division of Daewoo Heavy Industries (now Doosan Infracore), in order to meet a South Korean Army requirement for a mobile all-weather Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) to protect its mechanised forces. Chun-Ma features a new full-tracked chassis developed by Daewoo, a Thomson-CSF (now Thales) turreted sensor system similar to that used with Crotale NG, and a missile developed by LG Precision. The electronic components and radars were developed by Samsung Electronics (now part of Thales). A report in 2004 stated that a cold launch Vertical Launch System (VLS) was being developed for future land and sea roles, but there have been no reports of any flight trials. A wheeled Transporter-Erector-Launcher vehicle (TEL) was reported to be in development in 2007, believed to be an 8 × 8 truck conversion known as Black Fox.
http://articles.janes.com/articles/J...rea-South.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO2PX_e_X0EThe Army last month sent global tenders to defense companies in Europe, the United States and Russia including Raytheon of the U.S., Israel’s Rafael, MBDA and Thales of France, Diehl Defence of Germany, KBP Tula and Rosoboronexport of Russia, Ukraineexport of Ukraine and LIG NEX1 of South Korea.