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7 hours ago, LoooSeR said:

North Korean Strela-10 modification

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Those things caught my eye.  I'm assuming they just bumped things from 4 to 8 ready missiles instead of employing something domestic, but I have no real idea.

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https://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/british_army_unveils_its_new_sky_sabre_air_defense_missile_system.html

 

New British SAM

 

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Launcher unit

The launch unit is mounted on a MAN SV HX60 4x4 truck, mounting a crane for self-reloading, and 12 launch tubes for CAMM missiles mounted at the rear of the chassis. In road condition, the missiles are lowered to the rear part of the truck chassis. In firing position, two groups of six all-weather canister missile launchers are erected to the rear of the crew cabin.

Missile

The CAMM missile has a minimum operational range of less than 1 km and a maximum range greater than 25 km. It has a weight of 99 kilograms, a length of 3.2 meters, a diameter of 166 millimeters and reaches a supersonic speed of Mach 3 (or 1,020 meters per second). In flight, the missile can receive mid-course guidance via a data link before the active homing radar seeker takes over for the final approach to target. The missile is based on the ASRAAM infra-red air-to-air missile, sharing some common features and components but with updated electronics and an active radar seeker. The CAMM is ejected "cold" from the canister by compressed air and a pistol, which fire the missile 100 ft into the air before its rocket ignites, making integration of the missile easy on all kind of launching platforms, very differently from missiles such as ASTER, MICA, ESSM and all others, which are launched "hot", requiring a far more complex canister and launcher vehicle, capable to handle the stress, flames, heat and exhaust of an hot launch.

Radar and control components.

Linking the missile system into the Royal Artillery’s evolving Land Environment Air Picture (LEAAP) system which uses the Falcon trunk network, Saab Giraffe radars and Link 11/16. This might also evolve is the Network Enabled Airspace Defence and Surveillance (NEADS) project ever gets off the ground and will provide a series if incremental improvements over LEAAP.

Mobility

The CAMM launch unit is mounted on a 4x4 military truck chassis MAN SV HX 60. The truck is motorized with a latest-generation MAN Common Rail small block diesel engine developing 326hp and 1,250Nm torque. The truck-mounted CAMM will have better battlefield mobility. The HX 60 is fitted with a 12-speed ZF AS-Tronic automatic constant mesh gearbox and MAN two-speed transfer box. It provides seating for driver and two passengers. Add-on armor kit can be fitted to the cab. There is an observation hatch on the roof which can be used to mount a light machine gun. The truck can run at a maximum road speed of 90 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 800 km. Without preparation the MAN HX60 fords water obstacles up to 1.2 m deep.

Operations

An interesting feature of the CAMM system in a land environment is that it does not require the radar system to be co-located, opening possibilities for concealing the launch point and attacking non line of sight targets.

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On 09.02.2018 at 9:38 PM, Scolopax said:

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Those things caught my eye.  I'm assuming they just bumped things from 4 to 8 ready missiles instead of employing something domestic, but I have no real idea.

They most likely use their own missile, based on Strela-10. Northerners have their own MANPADS as well.

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http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2132615/china-plans-sea-based-anti-missile-shields-asia-pacific

 

China working on a Sea based ICBM counter.

Random note, the comments were pretty lulzy.  Lots of trolling between pro China and pro India commenters, not a lot of worrying about the US in the comments.

 

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35mm Gepard SPAAG in Qatari army livery being readied for DIMDEX 2018. Currently unknown if it's a new acquisition by Qatar or a sales pitch by the Germans.

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(sry more text than pictures - so feel free to lynch me if it`s the wrong place)

The MEADS project in Germany is again in motion.
After being in stasis and having vanished from the news for nearly a year, the constitution of the new government brought finally some motion
in the case. The ontracts for the TLVS (Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem - tactical airdefence system) were already ready to be signed in
february 2017, but some weeks later it was announced in aearly march the same year that no contract will be signed before the election. Since it took months
to form a new government everything was on ice for
roughly 12 months.
But a news about a collaboartion between MBDA and Lockheed Martin on march 6th1 was the first sign of new progress. The next news came today
from Rheinmetall: http://augengeradeaus.net/2018/03/rheinmetall-macht-druck-entscheidung-fuer-mobile-flugabwehr-fuer-vjtf-2023-soll-schnell-fallen/

Quick and dirty summery:
- Rheinmetall is positioning themselves to get their share of the whole air-defence area. They might hope to grap the "big" contract together with their partner Raytheon from MBDA/Lockheed in the last minute.
- Besides this amigious plans Rheinmetall is better placed in the SHORAD area where they have already the stationary MANTIS in their product porfolio and mobile versions are seen as a hot contender to
  replaceme the retired Gepard and Roland systems. Rheinmetall is pressuring the politics here with a reference to the German component of NATO`s VJTF2 in 2023.
- According to Rheinmetall a mobile mantis version could be ready in three years
- Additionally they are talking about the possibility to combine 40mm airburst ammunition used for example by the AFV Boxer`s AGL and new ballistic computers to counter small UAVs.




1https://www.defensenews.com/land/2018/03/06/long-delayed-german-missile-defense-deal-with-lockheed-mbda-expected-by-years-end/

2 Very High Readiness Joint Task Force. Since there is a russian but no english wiki article see this for basic info: https://shape.nato.int/nato-response-force--very-high-readiness-joint-task-force

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https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3142610.html

Test unit of the Pantsir-SM anti-aircraft missile and gun complex on the K-53958 "Tornado" chassis

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   Demonstrated on March 28, 2018 in the report of the Astrakhan television and radio company Lotos (in the news release of the Rossiya-1 television channel) from the 185th Center for Combat Training and Combat Applications of the Russian Air and Space Forces (Ashuluk, Astrakhan Oblast), a prototype of the antiaircraft missile-gun complex "Pantsir-SM", on the protected chassis K-53958 "Tornado" with the wheel formula 8x8.

 

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Also on that report from Ashuluk:

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   "Enisey" recognizes ballistic and cruise missiles at an altitude of up to 100 kilometers and at a range of up to 600 kilometers. While it is not in the arsenal of the Russian army yet, it had already been successfully tested. The complex should become part of the new S-500 air defense missile system.

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Yet another 53T6M AA missile test.

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   As RT previously wrote, the creators of the 53T6M were able to increase its speed characteristics, so in the first seconds of launching the anti-missile can develop a speed of up to 4 km/s.

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   According to some information, the range and height of the interception of the upgraded missile are increased by 1.5 times. So, the range of interception is more than 100 km, and the altitude is from 30 to 50 km.

 

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https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/russia-conducts-new-test-of-nudol-anti-satellite-system/

The sixth test of the anti-satellite missile of the Nudol complex

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   Russia carried out the sixth flight test of its new anti-satellite missile system on March 26 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, The Diplomat has learned from U.S. defense officials with knowledge of ongoing Russian weapons development.

   The test, which involved the system known as PL19/Nudol, was the first to see the direct ascent anti-satellite weapon launched from the transporter-erector-launcher system designed for its eventual deployment, U.S. defense officials familiar with details of the latest test confirmed. The test was the fourth successful flight test of the system.

   The Nudol was first successfully tested in late-2015 and is part of a suite of next-generation kinetic interceptor systems in development by Russia, which also include the S-500/55R6M surface-to-air missile system and the A-235 next-generation anti-ballistic missile system, which will replace the A-135 systems that protect Moscow today.

While the Nudol has features in common with midcourse ballistic missile interceptors, U.S. military intelligence assesses the system to be focused primarily on an anti-satellite mission.

 

   Russia also continues to test new modifications of its 53T6 nuclear-tipped interceptor. In November 2017, Russia tested a new Gazelle modification, known as the 53T6M, that demonstrated an interception altitude capability of 100 km.

   The 53T6M may see deployment around Moscow as early as late-2018.

 

   U.S. officials have raised concerns about parallel Russian and Chinese pursuit of anti-satellite weapon systems. In February 2018, China conducted another test of its KO09/DN-3 midcourse hit-to-kill interceptor against a medium-range ballistic missile target; the DN-3 is also capable of an anti-satellite role.

 

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On the bmpd side, we recall that, according to US data, five test launches of the Nudol system rocket were carried out earlier in Russia:

1) The launch of August 12, 2014 - from the Plesetsk site - according to the data of the US Department of Defense was unsuccessful, however, according to the web resource planet4589.org, was successful;

2) Launch April 22, 2015 - Plesetsk - according to the data of the US Department of Defense and web resource planet4589.org, was unsuccessful;

3) Launch November 18, 2015 - Plesetsk - successful;

4) Launch May 25, 2016 - Plesetsk - successful;

5) The launch on December 16, 2016 - was carried out from the "base in the central part of Russia" (the Kapustin Yar test site?) - a successful one.

 

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   The first regiment of Russian anti-aircraft systems S-400 arrived in China, Tass reported referring to the military-diplomatic source.

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   The contract for the supply of two S-400 regiment to China was signed in 2015, it became the first foreign state to receive this weapon. Next, "Triumphs" was ordered by Turkey and India.

 

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   As the Izvestiya newspaper reports in an article by Nikolai Surkov and Alexei Ramm, "the S-400 will be able to hit targets at a distance of 400 km. "The new long-range air defense missile will soon go to the troops," the Russian S-400 Triumph air defense systems will be able to intercept targets even in space. Tests of 40N6 missiles have passed to the final stage, in the summer they should be send to troops for trial operation. These products are designed to defeat cruise missiles, aircraft and maneuvering warheads at a distance of up to 400 km. In the future, they will become the main armament of the S-500 systems.

 

   As Izvestia was told in the main command of the Russian Aerospace Forces, in February, test launches of an anti-aircraft guided missile (SAM) 40N6 took place. Based on their results, minor changes are made to the design of this product. For April-May, another series of tests is planned, after which the issue of the acceptance of this weapon into its armament and its serial production will be finally resolved.

 

   40N6 is a two-stage solid-fuel rocket with a bearing body and aerodynamic stabilizer controls. The range of the missile allows it to hit objects that are beyond the visibility of ground locators. Therefore, for her a fundamentally new warhead and guidance was created. It can work in an active mode - after finding the target, the missile's own radar system guides it to the final section of the trajectory.

 

   The new missile defense system will not only significantly expand the possibility of target destruction, but will also make Russian anti-aircraft missile systems less vulnerable to enemy response, Lieutenant General Alexander Gorkov, a former chief of anti-aircraft missile forces, told Izvestia. According to him, this was achieved thanks to the highly protected control system 40N6.

 

    The development of a new AA missile was launched around 2007. It was conceived as a long-range interceptor missile. The product is designed to combat the future means of air attack, including with hypersonic, in a wide range of heights, up to near space. This AAM is intended for the S-400 SAM (it will be used together with the smaller long-range interceptors of the previous generation) and the S-500 Prometey. At the same time, for the S-500, the new 40N6 should become the main missile rocket.

- In flight, it is driven by an inertial system. The homing warhead accompanies the target, so the AAM can work on over-horizon objects, the expert explained. "Thus, the enemy will have to "push" the jammers away by several hundred kilometers. This will reduce the effectiveness of enemy electronic warfare.

 

   40N6 can be improved to solve anti-satellite missions, added Lieutenant-General Alexander Gorkov. For this, in particular, it will be necessary to change the layout of the warhead, add an opto-electronic guidance system.
 

 

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9A317 TELAR for Buk-M2 air defence system

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9A331M combat vehicle 9K331M Tor-M2

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9K331MDT Tor-M2DT air defence system on DT-30PM transporter chassis

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ÐРР9Ð331ÐÐТ ТоÑ-Ð2ÐТ на базе двÑÑзвенного гÑÑениÑного ÑÑанÑпоÑÑеÑа ÐТ-30ÐÐ (9K331MDT Tor-M2DT air defence system on DT-30PM transporter chassis)

 

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96K6 Pantsir-S

This one is modified version, with new radar.

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5P85SM2-01 TEL for S-400 system

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ÐÑÑÐºÐ¾Ð²Ð°Ñ ÑÑÑановка 5Ð85СÐ2-01 из ÑоÑÑава ÐРС С-400 (5P85SM2-01 TEL for S-400 system)

 

ÐÑÑÐºÐ¾Ð²Ð°Ñ ÑÑÑановка 5Ð85СÐ2-01 из ÑоÑÑава ÐРС С-400 (5P85SM2-01 TEL for S-400 system)

 

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Elta (subsidiary of IAI) celebrates its 100th sold unit of the MMR (Multi Mission Radar), officially designated EL/M 2084.

 

This radar is called Raz in Hebrew, which is an acronym for Rav Zroi, which means multi branch, as it serves the ground forces, air force, and navy alike. 

It is the standard long range multi mission radar for the Sa'ar 5 and some Sa'ar 4.5 ships, which allows operation of the Barak 8, Barak 1 and naval Iron Dome. It also serves the David's Sling long range SAM system, and a downscaled version of it with a smaller antenna serves the Iron Dome - dubbed Mini MMR.

 

Overall, they did a very good job. This radar has seen a lot of success abroad, and the Czech Republic is set to become the next customer, meaning the backlog of orders is still intact and going strong.

 

 

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