May 19, 11:04
Russian S-300V4 anti-ballistic missile system has received a new long-range missile and is now capable of striking targets at a distance of up to 400 kilometers, manufacturer says
MOSCOW, May 19. /TASS/. Russian anti-ballistic missile system has received a new long-range missile and is now capable of striking targets at a distance of up to 400 kilometers, Almaz-Antey’s Chief Designer Pavel Sozinov told TASS on Thursday.
“S-300V4 is equipped with a new long-range missile that is capable of resolving tasks of non-strategic missile defense, among other things,” Sozinov said.
The range of S-300V4 anti-ballistic missile system reaches 400 kilometers. “That means that Airborne early warning and control aircraft, including AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System), will now be unable to enter the 400-kilometer zone without repercussions,” he added.
Sozinov noted that this reduces the capabilities of a possible enemy in using fighter and attack aircraft, as well as “considerably changes noise conditions that can develop when corresponding attacks are repelled.” “The same ideology lies at the basis of (S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft weapon system) and other systems, including those of fifth generation,” the chief designer noted.
The supplies of S-300V4 systems to Russia’s Ground Forces began in 2014. The servicemen received two division sets of these systems which are considered to be more efficient than their predecessors by up to 2.5 times.
Late last year, the press service of the Almaz Antey air defense systems manufacturer told TASS the new longer range missiles for the S-300V4 systems were being developed, giving no further details.
The S-300VM (Antey 2500) is an upgrade to the S-300V. It consists of a new command post vehicle, the 9S457ME and a selection of new radars. These consist of the 9S15M2, 9S15MT2E and 9S15MV2E all-round surveillance radars, and the 9S19ME sector surveillance radar. The upgraded guidance radar has the Grau index 9S32ME. The system can still employ up to six TELARs, the 9A84ME launchers (up to 4 × 9M83ME missile) and up to 6 launcher/loader vehicles assigned to each launcher (2 × 9M83ME missile each). An upgraded version, dubbed S-300V4 will be delivered to the Russian army in 2011.
The Antey-2500 complex is the export version developed separately from the S-300 family and has been exported to Venezuela for an estimated export price of 1 billion dollars. The system has one type of missile in two versions, basic and amended with a sustainer stage that doubles the range (up to 200 km (120 mi), according to other data up to 250 km (160 mi)) and can simultaneously engage up to 24 aircraft or 16 ballistic targets in various combinations.
- Became the first system in the world capable of simultaneously engaging cruise missiles, aircraft and ballistic targets. It also contains a private sector radar for countering areas affected by interference.
- Longer than 100 200 km range, the S-300VMD with 300 km range .
- Different versions of the S-300V4 missiles have a range of 400 km at Mach 7.5 or a range of 350 km at Mach 9 and can destroy maneuvering targets even at very high altitudes. Gladiator rockets significantly less.
Comparison with other systems
|Official designation of unit||S-300PMU||S-300PMU1||S-300PMU2||S-300VM/S-300V4||Patriot PAC-2||Patriot PAC-3|
|aerodynamic target||5–90||5–150||3–200||200 (400)||3–96||15, at most 20 / 0.3-20|
|ballistic targets||at most 35||at most 40||5–40||40||20||15–45 (20) possible max 50|
|aerodynamic target||0.025–27||0.01–27||0.01–27||0.025–30 /?-37||0.06–24||15|
|ballistic targets||(?)||(?)||2–25||1–30||3–12||15(?).15, possible max 20.|
|Maximum target speed, m/s||1,150, at most 1,300 (for the escort 3000)||at most 2,800 (for the escort 10000)||at most 2,800||4,500 of ballistic targets||at most 2,200||at most 1,600|
|Maximum speed of the rocket complex, m/s||at most 2,000||2000||1,900||2,600 and 1,700/7.5M or 9M and (?)||1,700||(?) approximately 1,500|
|Number of simultaneously guided anti-aircraft missiles by one unit||at most 12||at most 12||at most 72||48 (?) / 96 (?)||at most 24||(?)|
|Number of simultaneously engaged targets by one unit||at most 6||at most 6||at most 36||at most 24||at most 8||at most 8|
|Mass of a rocket, kg||1,400–1,600||(?)||330–1,900||(?)||900||312|
|Warhead weight, kg||150||(?)||180||(?)||91||74|
|Minimum time between missile launches, seconds||3–5||3–5||3 (0 at start from different
|1.5 (0 at start from different
|3–4 (1 at start from different
|The set up time and clotting time of starting
|Means of transportation||Wheeled||Wheeled||Wheeled||CATERPILLAR||semi trailer||semi trailer|
9M83ME missile9S19ME sector surveillance radar9S15M2, 9S15MT2E and 9S15MV2E all-round surveillance radars