What was interesting in Russian air defense in 2019Premieres of 20191. ZRPK "Pantsir-SM"
Deep modernization of the best-seller of the Tula Instrument Design Bureau named after Academician A.G. Shipunova, ZRPK "Pantsir-SM" was shown on a separate site promising VT Ministry of Defense of Russia at the Army-2019. As the information plate in front of him reported, the new complex is capable of hitting targets at ranges of up to 40 km, at altitudes of up to 15 km, flying at a speed of up to 2 km / s and has a maximum channel of 4.
As you can see, the new ZRPK received not only a new chassis of the Tornado family, but also a new combat module.
Both the combat radar of guiding missiles, and the radar for detecting targets, and the missiles themselves became oversized.
The new missile was presented at the exposition of the NPO High-Precision Complexes. The ideology of missiles remained the same, as conceived for the very first version of the Shell A.G. Shipunov is a bicaliber, only the starting stage has become much more powerful and larger, which made it possible to hit targets at ranges of up to 40 km, according to the product plate.
You can compare the dimensions of the new and serial missiles.
2. ZRPK "Pantsir-S1M"
Pantsir-S1M is an export project to modernize the Pantsir-S1 air defense missile defense system, although it looks very much like Pantsir-SM. Again, also a new Tornado-type chassis, a new combat radar and, possibly, new SAM, but at the same time the old "pyramidal" SOC.
In this frame, it is clear that the combat radar came from the ship’s Pantsir-M air defense missile system. "Pantsir-S1M" was shown as a mock-up, in iron it has not yet been noticed.
3. Air defense missile systems S-350 "Vityaz-PVO"
The Army Army-2019 finally showed a serial launcher from the S-350 Vityaz-PVO air defense system (sometimes just the Vityaz), developed at the Almaz NPO (Almaz-Antey East-Kazakhstan Concern).
On the information plate of the PU were presented TTX S-350:
- maximum range of defeat - 60 km;
- the maximum height of the lesion is 30 km;
- the number of target channels - 12;
- coagulation time - 5 minutes
On the launcher are placed in packages of 12 missiles 9M96D in TPK. And if you believe the magazine "Defense", then the destruction range of the 9M96D missile launcher in the Poliment-Redut naval air defense system is 150 km!4. Additional launcher for air defense systems "Viking"
At Army Army 2019, the Almaz-Antey Concern presented the 9A383E launcher attached to the 9K317ME Viking air defense system (export version of the 9K317M Buk-M3 air defense system) to expand the complex's range and range of aerodynamic and ballistic targets.
To expand the opportunities for promoting air defense systems, this PU was created, which is a new version of the PU 9A83ME from the Antey-2500 (S-300V4) air defense system on a different tracked self-propelled gun. Designed and manufactured at MZiK.
This is not a very high-quality picture where you can see both launchers in one frame - on the right is 9A83ME from Antey-2500 and on the left is 9A383E from Viking5. Wheeled SAM "Tor-M2"
Izhevsk "Dome" presented a prototype of a 9A331M combat vehicle 9K331M "Tor-M2" air defense system on a special 8x8 hull chassis of the Bryansk Automobile Plant.
Although the wheeled version of the Tor-M2K air defense system is already mass-produced on the Belarusian MZKT chassis and exported to Belarus, in this case the enterprises of the East Kazakhstan Concern are developing alternative versions of domestic chassis.6. A new version of the air defense system "Sosna"
First introduced at the Army 2018, the Sosna air defense missile system in 2019 was on a new chassis based on the BMP-3
In the near future, "Sosna" will go into service with the Russian army and will replace the Strela-10 air defense system
And most likely the base variant will be a chassis based on the BMP-3. As you know, the Kurganmashzavod, where BMP-3 was developed and manufactured, became a part of the NPO High-Precision Complexes (where the Nudelman Design Bureau is located - the developer of Sosny), which will ensure guaranteed deliveries of new systems to the troops.