Spada is a ground based air defence missile system. It is a system capable of protecting of vital assets from air attacks conducted in a dense ECM and clutter environment, including precision guided munitions and tactical missiles. The basic Spada 2000 configuration consists of a Detection Centre and of 2 Firing Sections (expandable to 4). Up to 10 light anti-air weapons can be managed by the system in addition to its Firing Sections. The Detection Centre is composed of 3D volumetric air surveillance radar having a TWS capability of up to 100 air tracks, within its 60 km range, and of an Operation Centre. The Firing Section is composed of tracking and illumination radar with its control unit and of two Missile Launchers, with 6 ready-to-fire Aspide 2000 missiles each. The tracking and Illumination radar has an effective range of 40 km, while the Aspide 2000 missile has an intercept envelope of over 20 km.
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