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Russian Aerospace Forces to Get State of the Art S-500 Air Defense Systems

11:10 15.04.2016 (updated 12:15 15.04.2016)

The Russian Armed Forces are reportedly planning to purchase ten S-500 battalions.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Aerospace Forces are expecting the appearance of new models of the S-500 air defense systems soon, Russian Aerospace Forces Vice Commander Lt.-Gen. Viktor Gumenny said Friday.

“We are expecting the first models of the S-500 air defense systems very soon,” Gumenny said on Russia’s Rossiya-24 television.

Russia’s newest S-500 Prometey system, which is expected to begin tests shortly, will be a major upgrade to the state-of-the-art S-400 complex and will, according to member of the advisory council of the Military-Industrial Commission Viktor Murakhovsky, be second to none.

Original post sputniknews.com


S-500 Prometheus 55R6M Triumfator-M air defense missile system

S-500_77P6_air_defense_missile_system_TEL_Transporter_Erector_Launcher_vehicle_Russia_Russian_defence_industry_640_001 77P6 Self Propelled Transporter Erector Launcher of S-500 Prometheus

The S-500 is a new long-range anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic missile system, that is currently being developed in Russia. Development of this air defense system commenced in 2002. It is being developed by Almaz-Antey company. This system is also referred as the Prometey (Prometheus) and Triumfator-M. Prototype testing is expected to begin in 2015. The S-500 is planned to enter service at the end of this decade, possibly in 2017-2018. Russia plans to field ten battalions of S-500 missiles.

The S-500 is not an upgrade of the S-400, but a new design. It uses a lot of new technology and is superior to the S-400. It was designed to intercept ballistic missiles. It is planned to have a range of 500-600 km and hit targets at altitudes as high as 40 km. Some sources claim that this system is capable of tracking 5-20 ballistic targets and intercepting up to 5-10 ballistic targets simultaneously. It can defeat ballistic missiles travelling at 5-7 kilometers per second. It has been reported that this air defense system can also target low orbital satellites. It is planned that the S-500 will shield Moscow and the regions around it. It will replace the current A-135 anti-ballistic missile system. The S-500 missiles will be used only against the most important targets, such as intercontinental ballistic missiles, AWACS and jamming aircraft.

S-400 Triumph (SA-21 Growler): Details

Missile launcher unit


The S-500 missiles are mobile. All equipment will be carried by heavy high mobility trucks. The missiles are likely to be carried by and launched from BAZ-69096 trucks with 10×10 configuration.

Two command posts are planned to be based on BAZ-69092-12 6×6 trucks. Acquisition and battle management radar is planned to be towed by BAZ-6403.01 8×8 tractor truck. Another acquisition radar is planned to be mounted on the BAZ-69096 10×10 chassis. A multi-mode engagement radar is planned to be mounted on BAZ-6909-022 8×8 truck. The anti-ballistic missile engagement radar is planned to be mounted on BAZ-69096 10×10 chassis. All of these vehicles have good cross-country mobility.


77N6-N & 77N6-N1 Missiles at an Integration Rig @indiandefensenews.in

The S-500 will carry various missiles. These missiles will have various ranges and will be used against different targets. In 2009 a 40N6 long-range air defense missile was ready for testing.


  Some sources report, that the S-500 system can detect ballistic missile at a range of 2 000 km and warheads of ballistic missiles at a range of 1 300 km. It can defeat ballistic missiles before their warheads re-enter atmosphere.


This system has brief reaction time. It has been reported that the S-500 can launch missiles within 10 minutes from travelling. Also it can be considered as a survivable system, as after launching its missiles it can briefly redeploy. In the 1980s Soviets already used this shoot, scoot and hide philosophy on the S-300V air defense system.

Source military-today.com

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Soryu submarine arrives in Sydney Harbour; first Japanese sub to visit since WWII

ABC News

By defence reporter Andrew Greene April 15, 2016

A Japanese submarine has entered Sydney Harbour for the first time since World War II, just weeks before the Federal Government is tipped to announce which country will build Australia’s future subs fleet.

With very little fanfare, JS Hakuryu sailed through the heads about 11:00am, accompanied by two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force warships and led by HMAS Ballarat.

The Soryu class Hakuryu is the first Japanese submarine to enter Sydney Harbour in three quarters of a century, and will take part in Exercise Nichi Gou Trident with the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Australian Navy.

“This exercise, which has been conducted between Australia and Japan since 2009, is an opportunity to develop and enhance the bilateral naval relationship by practising maritime skills and improving levels of interoperability between our two navies,” the Defence Department said in a statement.

“This is the first opportunity to conduct the exercise off Sydney.”

Japanese midget submarine retrieved from Sydney Harbour, 1942Photo: Japanese midget submarines were retrieved from Sydney Harbour in 1942. (Ronald Noel Keam (060696): Australian War Memorial)

The Defence Department said the joint exercise aimed to “improve interoperability and mutual understanding” between the two navies.

HMAS Ballarat, HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Success will take part in the exercise, along with aviation elements including Navy’s 816 Squadron’s S-70B Seahawks and the Air Force’s AP-3C Orion and Hawk 127 aircraft.

Japanese officials were also using the opportunity to show off the capability of their high-tech Soryu class submarine that Tokyo hopes would be selected as the preferred model for Australia’s future submarine fleet.

Japan is locked in a Competitive Evaluation Process with France and Germany to decide who will be selected for the lucrative $50 billion defence contract.

Japanese midget subs sunk in 1942

Japanese Soryu class submarine Hakuryu enters Sydney Harbour - still 2Photo: The Soryu class Hakuryu will take part in an exercise with the Australian Navy

The historic arrival of the Japanese submarine has revived memories of 1942, when then-Imperial Japan famously slipped three midget subs into Australian waters, attacking Sydney and Newcastle and sinking the converted ferry HMAS Kuttabul, killing 21 sailors.

Jean Nysen, 93, was then serving in the Women’s Royal Australian Navy (WRANS).

“It was a terrible shock and we couldn’t do anything about it,” she said.

“They were building the boom net and they were preparing people for any invasion.”



 See related post:

Japan’s Deadliest Sub to Join Australia’s Navy in Military Drill

Australia’s Future Submarine Program Enters Next Phase

See details of Soryu class Submarine: HERE


Russia blamed for crashing Swedish air traffic control to test electronic warfare capabilities

By Mary-Ann Russon

April 14, 2016 16:48 BST

Sources in the Swedish government have blamed Russian intelligence for causing a major cyberattack on Sweden’s air traffic control system that lasted for at least five days in November 2015, allegedly due to Russia testing out its electronic warfare capabilities.

Between 4-9 November 2015, hundreds of domestic and international flights were grounded at multiple airports across Sweden due to its air traffic control system going offline. The attack caused the radar systems to stop working, which made the computer screens to go blank. This meant that air traffic controllers were unable to see any aircraft on their screens at all.

At the time, the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration publicly blamed a solar storm for knocking out air traffic control systems, which also impacted radar stations in Norway and Estonia. According to a Swedish military leaks news site, however, the real story was much deeper.

Anonymous sources told Aldrimer.no that during the attack, Swedish authorities traced the source of the attack to an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group that has previously been linked to the Russian military intelligence agency, Spetsnaz GRU. Although Sweden is not part of Nato, it was so concerned that it sent urgent messages warning neighbouring countries that are Natoallies about the ongoing cyberattacks.

“The message was passed on to NATO either by Sweden’s National Defence Radio Establishment [Försvarets radioanstalt, FRA] or the Swedish Military Intelligence and Security Service [Militära underrättelse- och säkerhetstjänsten, MUST],” a senior Nato source told Aldrimer.no.


This is the Krasukha-4. It is a highly sophisticated electronic warfare system that is now being used to cloak its actions in Syria from NATO, as well as from IS and other rebel groups. VItay V.Kuzmin, Wikimedia Commons

The source also says that at the same time that Sweden issued its warning to neighbouring Nato countries, at the same time Nato independently detected that Russia instigated electronic warfare activity in the Baltic Sea region that was jamming air traffic communication channels. Nato traced the signals and they led to a large radio tower in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, to the south of Lithuania.

In October 2015, a month before the cyberattack on Sweden’s air traffic control systems, a leading electronic warfare expert reported that Russia was using electronic warfare to both jam Islamic State (Isis) communications in Syria, as well as to mask its military activities from Nato.

The Swedish Civil Aviation Administration is currently investigating the true cause of the air traffic control system outage, but currently is not ready to release results from its analysis of data during the attack. Nato and the Swedish Armed Forces have both said they cannot comment on the issue.

Original post @ibtimes.co.uk


Наземный модуль радиоэлектронного подавления 1РЛ257Э Красуха-4 (1RL257E Krasukha-4)

1РЛ257Э Красуха-4 (1RL257E Krasukha-4)МАКС-2015 – Комплексы ПВО, РЭБ, БПЛА и прочее (MAKS-2015 – Air defence, EW, UAV and other) | Vitaly V. Kuzmin МАКС-2015 – Комплексы ПВО, РЭБ, БПЛА и прочее (MAKS-2015 – Air defence, EW, UAV and other) | Vitaly V. KuzminThe business end of the Krasukha-S4 mobile ground-to-air X-band jammer includes three large reflectors, each with its own robust feed system, and a mast-mounted set of horn-type receive antennas. Credit: Bill Sweetman/AW&ST @w54.biz

Russian Electronic Warfare Updates

A new and complementary jammer, the 1RL257E Krasukha-S4, is being delivered to the military this year, according to Kret. It is an X-band system designed for use against tactical airborne radars and AGS systems. Both Krasukha systems can operate independently, but are mainly intended to work as part of a multiplatform electronic attack force, with multiple, widely separated jammer locations used to increase the chances of jamming through a target’s main beam. @w54.biz

Actual picture from Syria of 1RL257E Krasukha-4 @theriseofrussia.blogspot.com

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Комплексы РЭБ “Красуха-4”- Грозное оружие против любых воздушных целей

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