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    Re: Buk SAM system General Thread

    Post  Benya on Thu May 11, 2017 9:54 pm

    Russian Eastern Military district to learn how to use Buk-M2 air defense missile system

    The Russian Eastern Military District’s air defense large unit based in Buryatiya in East Siberia will learn to operate the advanced Buk-M2 (NATO reporting name: SA-17 Grizzly) surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the district’s press office said.

    Buk-M2 System

    "The servicemen will start learning to operate advanced Buk-M2 air defense missile systems in mid-May at the air defense training center in Orenburg [in the south Urals]," the press office said. The troops will undergo a six-month training course that will culminate in a field live-firing exercise.

    "During the training course, the crews will study the operational capabilities of the system and take examinations in safety measures. During the practical part of the training course, the servicemen will learn to load the launchers with missiles and operate the system’s electronic equipment and perform simulated missile launches," the press office said. When the servicemen complete the training course, they will return to their base in Buryatiya with the advanced Buk-M2 systems.

    The Buk-M2 air defense missile system was developed in 1988 but its serial production began 15 years later. Now, the system is among the most effective weapons of the same class. The Buk-M2 system has a range of 50 kilometers, a target engagement altitude of 0.01-25 kilometers, a multiple target engagement capability of 24 targets and a deployment time of five minutes. The speed of targets the system can handle is 1,100 m/s.

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    Re: Buk SAM system General Thread

    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:33 am

    An air defense unit of the Russian Eastern Military District has become the first in Siberia and the Far East to receive the cutting-edge 'Kill-All' Buk-M3 anti-missile defense systems as a precautionary measure in the event that the situation on the Korean peninsula deteriorates.

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    Re: Buk SAM system General Thread

    Post  Austin on Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:07 pm

    Good Article on BUK-M3 with detailed info

    Branch defense opens up new horizons. What will change with the arrival of "Buka-M3"?


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    Re: Buk SAM system General Thread

    Post  franco on Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:30 pm

    Either a second BUK-M3 brigade or the rest of the first unit operational;

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