Sat Pics from 2015 & 2016 show Pechora 2M equipment at Site 60, Kapustin Yar.
Any ideas why they test this system? It is not new (in principle) and not intended for the Russian Army and I think they will not made final tests for export issues at Site 60
I think these would not be exactly SA-3 systems, but the target missiles developed from them.
From what I see in the public reports, target missiles for development of new systems and training have been developed from:
After a transformation changing the nature of the missiles and Rockets (being not more SAM or Surface-Surface weapons) these (and other) systems are used as target missiles. If fact it would not be right to say that SA-1, SA-2, SA-3, BM-21, SA-6 or SA-8 systems are used as target missiles. In the case of the BM-21, SA-6 and SA-8, the weapons remain in use for their original purpose.
In the following link there is access to the different types of target missiles used, checking the "Rocket target and target systems" part. According to the information, some of them have been developed from SAM systems and others not.
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