medo wrote:They could as well be 9M96 or their upgraded variants. Don't forget, that in place of one S-300 missile, you could place four 9M96 missiles, so it is not impossible to have 12 such missiles on truck.
We will see. No one knows for sure.
Interesting line about Vityaz. As is being said before it is a logical step as it is intended to repel saturation attacks.
In particular, according to available information, the "Knight" has increased significantly the number of destination channels, allowing you to simultaneously fire a greater number of targets, also expanded opportunities for maneuver.
Because of that I think we can formulate basic concepts and requirements around which Vityaz will have.
That as more information is revealed as time passes we can add or drop some of them but I think this is it - fell free to add:
- TELAR instead of TEL
- 12 missiles per TELAR (instead of 4 missiles for S-300)
- different type of missiles for same TELAR
- significantly increased number of destination channels in comparison with previous systems
- Excellent strategic and tactical mobility
- 360° coverage
- Detection of "stealth" targets
- AESA radar (search and shooting)
- Versions for Army PVO and territorial PVO
- Deployment time 5 min or less
- excellent low level radar coverage (20 min mast are in development for some time now)
- Ability to shoot down tactical ballistic missiles
- Possibly new generation of missiles (covering 150+km ranges)
- Possibly shooting from the movement
- Absolute ability to integrate with all present and future Russian ELINT/ECM systems
GarryB wrote:Which suggests the Mig-31 replacement will be the likely aerial platform for these S-500 based AAMs...
Where are they talking about S-500 AAM ?
Igor Arshavin former director of Almaz-Antej meant something else.
- Today you looked at tomorrow defense-PRO-EKO?
- And what is there to look. I think that is now in the range of land development firepower EKR exhaustive. In addition to these funds and their subsequent upgrades, the other on the earth will be gone.
- I mean ...?
- That is the following weapon systems are not land-based and air. The following systems, which will appear after the C-500 will be airborne.
Some of them are also already being developed and tested.