S-300VM

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S-300VM Antey 2500
NATO reporting name: SA-23 Gladiator\Giant
9A83ME TEL - Antey-2500 SAM 02.jpg
Antey-2500 SAM at MAKS-2011
Type Transportable SAM system
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service 2013
Used by See Operators
Production history
Designer Almaz-Antey
Designed 2000s
Manufacturer Almaz-Antey
Unit cost US$120 millions (1999)[1]
Produced 2013
Variants See Variants
Specifications

Operational
range
2500km[2] against MRBMs

The S-300VM "Antey-2500" (NATO reporting name SA-23 Gladiator\Giant) is a Russian anti-ballistic missile system. The system is designed to defeat short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, aeroballistic and cruise missiles, fixed-wing aircraft, as well as loitering ECM platforms and precision-guided munitions.

Missile[edit]

9M82M
Type Surface-to-air missile
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service 2013
Used by See Operators
Production history
Designer Almaz-Antey
Designed 2000s
Manufacturer Almaz-Antey
Produced 2013
Variants 9M82M, 9M83M
Specifications (9M82M[3])

Operational
range
200 kilometres (120 mi)
Flight altitude 30,000 metres (98,000 ft)

The 9M82M missile is intended to defeat tactical, theater and medium range ballistic missiles, as well as aerodynamic targets at a range of up to 200 km. The Antey-2500 system is mounted on a tracked cross-country vehicle equipped with self-contained power supply and navigation systems, as well as surveying and positioning equipment.

System characteristics[edit]

The Antey-2500 air defense missile system features:

  • High degree of battle performance automation owing to high-speed digital computers
  • Passive phased array radars with advanced data processing methods
  • High ECM immunity
  • High mobility and autonomous operation
  • High firepower potential, irrespective of air attack tactics or sequence
  • Vertical launch from a special transport launch canister
  • Maintenance-free operation of missiles for at least ten years
  • Capability to defeat ballistic missile individual warheads
  • Inertial guidance with radio command mid-course update and semi-active radar homing at the terminal phase
  • Focused detonation of the missile warhead

The Antey-2500 system comprises:

  • Command post
  • Circular and sector scan radars
  • Multichannel missile guidance station (MMGS) (typical amount 4 (enough to hit 24 targets) - technically no more than 6 (The command post of the S-300V can not simultaneously engage more than 24 goals))
  • 9A82M launcher (typical amount 8) includes radar of illumination and targeting as well as *brains* of the radar[4]
  • 9A83M launcher (typical amount 12) includes radar of illumination and targeting as well as *brains* of the radar[5]
  • 9A84M loader-launcher (technically no more than 24)
  • 9M82M and 9M83M air defense missiles
  • Maintenance, repair, and transport vehicles
  • Group SPTA set
  • Electronic trainer for MMGS operators
  • Set of missile handling equipment

Technical ability to use 1-2 additional battalions.

One system configuration - external command post, CP of the S-300V and every radars of S-300V and the outside radars, other external elements. This is the central core, for it served a few battalions of S-300V system. All battalions at full strength of S-300V system (CP of the S-300V and every radars of the S-300V, and a few launchers with radars, and a few launchers without radars).[6]

Variants[edit]

  • S-300V: entered service in 1983; 100 km range
  • S-300VM: 200 km range[7]
  • S-300V4: in service since 2013; 400[8][9] km range

Operators[edit]

Map with S-300VM operators in blue

Current operators[edit]

  •  Egypt : Antey-2500, Entered service in November 2014 [10][11][12]
  •  India : It bought S-300VM anti-missile platforms from Russia.[13][14]
  •  Russia : ordered more than three S-300V4 divisions by 2015[15]
    • 2 divisions in the Southern Military District[16][17]
    • 3 batteries in the Western Military District[18]
    • Three more batteries (1 division) delivered on July 2, 2015.[19]
  •  Venezuela: 2 S-300VM[20]

Potential operators[edit]

  •  Iran: Russia is offering Iran the S-300VM instead of the S-300PMU1 to avoid a lawsuit over the cancellation of the latter.[21][22]
  •  Turkey: Turkey has is currently in talks with Russian officials for a co-production deal [23] [24]
  •  Saudi Arabia: Russia has offered Saudi Arabia the S-300VM as First Operator.[clarification needed][25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.deagel.com/Air-Defense-Systems/S-300VM_a000372005.aspx/
  2. ^ http://www.almaz-antey.ru/en/catalogue/millitary_catalogue/
  3. ^ "S-300V/Antey 2500 (SA-12 'Gladiator/Giant')". Jane's Information Group. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21. [dead link]
  4. ^ http://pvo.guns.ru/s300v/s300v_5.htm
  5. ^ http://pvo.guns.ru/s300v/s300v_5.htm
  6. ^ http://rbase.new-factoria.ru/missile/wobb/c300v/c300v.shtml
  7. ^ S-300VM Antey-2500 SA-23 Gladiator Giant air defense missile system
  8. ^ http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20150110/1041996381.html
  9. ^ http://missilethreat.com/russian-army-puts-service-long-range-missile-s-300v4-system-source/
  10. ^ ""Алмаз-Антей": российская зенитная ракетная система "Антей-2500" поствлена в Египет". ТАСС. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Алмаз-Антей : российская зенитная ракетная система Антей-2500 поствлена в Египет". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  12. ^ ""Алмаз-Антей": российская зенитная ракетная система "Антей-2500" поствлена в Египет". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ballistic Missile Defence for India". Bharat Rakshak. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  14. ^ India’s Missile Defense: Is the Game Worth the Candle?
  15. ^ Administrator. "Минобороны РФ подписало трехлетний контракт на поставку ЗРС С-300В4 - Военный Обозреватель". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  16. ^ http://itar-tass.com/armiya-i-opk/1660936
  17. ^ http://www.armstrade.org/includes/periodics/news/2014/1223/102027179/detail.shtml
  18. ^ http://www.siberianinsider.com/russian-military-receives-second-batch-of-new-s-300v4-air-defense-systems.html
  19. ^ http://www.armstrade.org/includes/periodics/news/2015/0702/102029983/detail.shtml
  20. ^ Денис Тельманов. "Венесуэла получила российский комплекс ПВО С-300ВМ". Известия. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "Russia Offers Iran New Replacement for S-300 – Paper". RIANOVOSTI. 22 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  22. ^ "Lenta.ru: Оружие: Вооружение: Россия назвала условия поставки комплексов С-300 Ирану". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  23. ^ http://in.rbth.com/news/2015/05/06/turkey_shows_interest_in_russian_air_defense_systems_russias_arms_export_42987.html
  24. ^ http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/nato-beware-turkey-may-buy-russias-s-300-air-defense-system-12822
  25. ^ "::". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  • Russia's Arms Catalog 2004

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