High-Precision Complexes Holding, part of Rostec, has completed the development of the Ptitselov anti-aircraft missile system on the landing vehicle chassis (BMD-4M) for the Airborne Forces. This was reported on May 15 by RIA Novosti with reference to the corporation.
The short-range anti-aircraft missile system with the Sosna combat module, created on the basis of the BMP-3, still continues to be tested, Rostec recalled.
"A similar vehicle was developed in the interests of the Airborne Forces on the basis of the BMD-4M," the corporation noted.
The main difference between "Ptitselov" and "Sosna" is the possibility of parachuting from military transport aircraft.
The Sosna combat module is equipped with two launchers for 12 Sosna-R missiles, which can hit targets at a range of up to ten kilometers and an altitude of up to five kilometers and reach speeds of up to 900 meters per second. Guided missile "Sosna-R" can be aimed at the target in a laser beam, which is accompanied by the target from the SAM combat module.
Earlier, on February 4, it was reported that the Ptitselov anti-aircraft missile systems will enter service with the Russian paratrooper divisions. It was noted that the new complex will have to protect paratroopers from air strikes when they land behind enemy lines.