SPYDER Surface-to-Air Launcher for PYthon 5 and DERby Missiles

The main components of the SPYDER-SR air defence system – one command and control unit (CCU), four mobile firing units (MFU), 16 Python 5 and Derby missiles and a missile supply vehicle.



  • SPYDER-SR mobile firing unit
  • Diagram of the Spyder surface-to-air missile system
  • Cross section of the SPYDER command and control shelter
  • SPYDER-SR command and control unit with mast
  • Diagram of SPYDER air defence deployment
  • SPYDER missile being fired from a HMMWV launch vehicle
  • Diagram showing the main components of the SPYDER air defence system