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The Sea Slug was a British surface-to-air missile (SAM) that was fitted to Royal Navy ships that served from 1961 to 1991. Originally, the missile was intended to be used only against high-flying aircraft, but later, the ability to use the missile against ships was added.
During the Falklands War, a Sea Slug was only launched once against an aircraft target (by HMS Antrim), and missed. In general, the Royal Navy already considered the Sea Slug obsolete by this time, and in any case, the vast majority of Argentine air attacks were at low level, which is outside the weapon's operational parameters. A Sea Slug was also fired at an Argentine radar at Port Stanley airfield, and following
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