|Type||medium-range SAM system|
|Place of origin||Russia|
|In service||Since 2019|
|Used by||Russia, Algeria|
|Wars||Syrian civil war|
|Designer||Almaz-Antey: Agency for Defense Development|
|Manufacturer||Northwest Regional Center of Almaz-Antey (GOZ, ZRTO)|
The S-350 Vityaz (Russian: C-350 Витязь) is a Russian medium-range surface-to-air missile system developed by GSKB Almaz-Antey. Its purpose is to replace the S-300PS. The system design traces its roots from the joint South Korean/Russian KM-SAM project and uses the same 9M96 missile as the S-400 missile system.
The first studies that would eventually become the S-350 started in 1999. Development began in earnest only in 2007. Almaz-Antey was able to leverage the experience gained while working on the joint development of the KM-SAM with South Korea. Around 2011, development slowed down, probably due to failed missile tests. The S-350 was unveiled in 2013, and presented at that year's MAKS airshow. Initial plans called for the system's test phase to end in the autumn of 2013, and for the delivery of around 30 systems by 2020. However, the first deliveries of the S-350 only took place in 2019, and it only entered service in February 2020.
The S-350 Vityaz air defense system consists of several vehicles:
- 1–2 50N6A multifunctional passively electronically scanned array radar stations. 360° coverage for early detection, target illumination and missile guidance.
- 1 50K6A command post, fully autonomous combat work with interaction with other remote systems.
- 4–8 50P6 launchers (12–96 missiles).
- 9M96/9M96E(E2) guided missiles; passive guidance and other missiles with active homing guidance. 12–120 km (7.5–74.6 mi) range, aerodynamic control surfaces and thrust vectoring.
- 9M100 guided missiles; 10–15 km (6.2–9.3 mi) range; infrared passive homing; aerodynamic control surfaces and thrust vectoring; maximum maneuver 60 G-20 surfaces. 9M100 can be quad packed in the naval version Resurs The Naval version of S-350 was renamed from Poliment-Redut to Resurs
- Maximum number of simultaneously engaged targets:
- Aerodynamic – 16
- Ballistic – 12
- Maximum number of simultaneously induced missiles – 32
- Affected area for aerodynamic targets:
- Range – 1.5–120 km (0.93–74.56 mi)
- Height – 10 m-30 km (98,000 ft)
- Affected area of ballistic targets:
- Range – 1.5–30 km (0.93–18.64 mi)
- Height – 2–25 km (6,600–82,000 ft)
- Deployment time – 5 minutes
The export variant of the Redut was named Resurs (Resource).
|Minimum range||1 km||1 km||_|
|Maximum range||120 km||40 km||10–15 km|
|Minimum altitude||5 m||5 m||_|
|Maximum altitude||30 km (98,000 ft)||20 km (66,000 ft)||8 km (26,000 ft)|
|Speed||1800 m/s||_||1000 m/s|
|Weight||420 kg (930 lb)||333 kg (734 lb)||140 kg (310 lb)|
|Length||5.65 m (18.5 ft)||4.75 m (15.6 ft)||2.5 m (8.2 ft)|
|Diameter||240 mm (9.4 in)||240 mm (9.4 in)||125 mm (4.9 in)|
|Warhead weight||24 kg (53 lb)||24 kg (53 lb)||14.5 kg (32 lb)|
In September 2017, it was reported that the missile system was deployed in the town of Masyaf in Hama province, Syria, delivered from Russia via the Tartus port.
The first launches, made on March 26, 2019, were positive and the air defense missile system successfully passed state tests.
In February 2020, the S-350 Vityaz was officially commissioned into the service of the old Russian Aerospace Defence Forces now merged in to the new Russian Aerospace Forces as the new missile system had been delivered to Zhukov Air and Space Defense Academy to train crews for the equipment.
The Almaz-Antey Group and the Defense Ministry of Russia signed contracts for the delivery of four sets of S-350 ‘Vityaz’ and three regiments of S-400 ‘Triumf’ in June 2020. Deliveries started in 2021.
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