Any specs of the system it was suppose to have new missile with ~ 70 Km range and higher speed etc .
Any information will be useful
He said the Buk-M3, a modernized version of the Buk-M1 system (NATO reporting name SA-11 Gadfly), will be deployed in 2009. It will feature advanced electronic components and could be regarded as a completely new system.
Almaz-Antey has also been working to modernize its Buk (SA-11/SA-17) series of its air defense systems. The introduction to the report by the group's director-general, Vladislav Menshikov, mentions R&D work on the project to modernize the Buk-M2E system (for a foreign customer) and to upgrade the Buk-M2 (SA-17) systems to the Buk-M3 level (for Russia's own armed forces). The report also mentions that the company has completed the installation and tuning of the 9S18M1-3 radar for Buk-M3. It has also completed comprehensive preliminary trials of the Buk-M1-2A system equipped with the 9M317A active radar homing seeker . That latter system is now awaiting state trials. The commander of the Army Air Defense, Nikolay Frolov, said in September 2007 that first deliveries of Buk-M3 to the Russian Armed Forces will be made in 2009. In addition, the 2006 annual report of the NPP Dolgoprodnenskiy company (which is part of the Almaz-Antey group) mentioned plans to complete the development of three new versions of missiles for the Buk SAM systems - 9M317A, 9M317M, and 9M317ME - by 2009. It also said the company had begun developing the 9M317MAE missile for export markets.
This has been the first official mention of a proposal to export Antey 2500 (S-300VM) (SA-23) for several years. The document also says that in 2008, the company finished the assembly of the test samples of the modernized S-300V system, as part of the Modern-2 R&D project. The system includes a command station, a multi-channel missile guidance station, a launcher and a radar station . All that suggests that the company continues to work on improving the S-300V system and its updated Antey 2500 version.
The R&D-related parts of the report worth a separate mention include the completion of several research project under the program of Russia's future aerospace defense strategy, including the Razvitiye-KTVD-25 and the Vozrozhdeniye research projects. Almaz-Antey has also produced schematic designs for the Triumfator-M project (which is apparently an improved version of the S-400) , Morfey (presumably referring to the ultra-short range air defense system Morfey) and Vityaz-PVO (presumably the medium-range air defense system Vityaz) . It has also completed early designs for a proposed new automated system of air force and air defense command.
Almaz-Antey is also working on short-range air defense systems, including the Tor (SA-15) SAM system. Its Tor-M2 system equipped with the 9M311 missile passed state trials in 2008. Tor-M2 in a combination with the 9M338K missile successfully completed comprehensive preliminary trials in the same year. The company has also been developing the export version of the system, Tor-2ME. Army Air Defense commander Nikolay Frolov said in December 2007 that first deliveries of Tor-M2 to the Russian armed forces were expected in 2009. It was said that the system would be equipped with improved missiles, and its combat performance figures would more than double compared to the previous version .
GarryB wrote:On of the issues with BUK was that it was an expensive system.
It replaced the KUB system in Soviet service and its improvements basically relate to experienc in the Middle East where the KUB got a few kills and also forced Israeli pilots to fly lower where they were under more threat from MANPADs and anti aircraft guns like the Shilka.
The main problem with KUB was when the radar vehicle was taken out with an anti radiation missile the missile vehicles suddenly couldn't operate alone and were sitting duck targets for any light fighter with dumb bombs.
The solution was a tracking radar on most launch vehicles for BUK and also alternative optical guidance, which as you can imagine made a BUK battery far harder to take out but also made it more expensive to buy and operate.
There were some exports of BUK but not in the numbers of earlier model missiles.
I haven't heard anything about a BUK upgrade, and the future missile types for the Russian armed forces don't seem to include new models of the missile.
Having said that the Naval version might have a future in the vertical launch version.
GarryB wrote:The vertical launch Shtil-1 if it also has an active homing seeker should be popular for export I guess.
GarryB wrote:The channel limit should be solved by the active terminal homing.
Another plus is that it is related to the SA-N-7 so if they already have that in service then they could look at replacing existing arm launchers with vertical launch cells and a minor upgrade of electronics.
ЗРК "Бук-М3" - дальнейшее развитие комплекса и может быть принят на вооружение в 2009 г. как единый комплекс войсковой ПВО армейского звена. Для эффективного парирования вероятных угроз с воздуха в ближайшие 12-15 лет при его создании используются новые технологии и разработки. Ожидается, что "Бук-М3" будет способен поражать воздушные цели, действующие со скоростью до 3000 м/с на дальностях 2,5-70 км и высотах 0,015-35 км. Зенитный дивизион будет 36 целевых каналов.
GarryB wrote:Its new radars seem to be phased arrays so these are much harder to deal with for ARMs of all sorts with the added factor that these missiles can probably deal with ARMs and their launch platform too.
well i will agree for the ARM.. for the launch platform however hmm may likely employ their ARM far beyond the lethal range of the missile