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Tetral



Overview


Tetral

Tetral launcher on Indonesian Diponegoro class corvette.
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Origin
France
Type
Naval SAM system
Entered service
2007
Status
In service
Development
Early 2000’s
Developer
France - MBDA
Production
2006 - ?
Producer
France - MBDA
Notable users
Indonesia

Description


Introduction

The Tetral is a naval SAM system of French origin. It is a remote controlled quadruple mount for the Mistral missile. It is a point defense system to protect the ship from low flying aircraft and inbound anti-ship missiles.

Design

The Tetral is a further development of the Sadral with similar performance at nearly half the weight. It is a pedestal mounted stabilized launcher with four Mistral missiles side by side. The optronics suite has both TV and IR cameras. The system is operated by a single person from a console from within the ship.

Firepower

The Tetral fires the Mistral 2 heat seeking surface to air missile. Four missiles are ready for launch. The Mistral 2 has a maximum range of 6 km and can reach an altitude of 3 km.

Platform

The Tetral is a limited weight point defense system. While only a little heavier than the manually operated Simbad, it has the benefit of four missiles ready to fire and being remote operated. Two Tetral launchers are fitted to each of the four Diponegoro class corvettes in use with the Indonesian navy.

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Simbad

The Tetral was developed to have a limited weight like Simbad, but with more missiles ready to fire.

Sadral

Compared to the Sadral the Tetral is lighter, but has less options for integration with combat management systems.