New Ruussian Air Defence Sistem to detect missiles at blastoff

New Ruussian Air Defence Sistem to detect missiles at blastoff

MOSCOW, July 9 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s new aerospace defense system will ensure guaranteed detection of enemy ballistic and long-range cruise missiles at blastoff, a top military official said Tuesday.

General Staff chief Valery Gerasimov said the system would feature advanced information-gathering, data-processing and attack capabilities with an early-warning radar system to be deployed along the entire Russian border.

Other measures will include the modernization of existing surface-to-air missile systems and the provision of advanced S-400 and S-500 air defense systems, “capable of reliably protecting critical installations against air and missile attacks,” he said.

That will significantly enhance the survivability of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces, he added.

Priority in the organizational development of Russia’s armed forces through 2020 will be given to the strategic nuclear forces and the aerospace defense system, Gerasimov said.

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will continue to be equipped with advanced Yars ballistic missile systems featuring higher capabilities in overriding enemy missile defense systems, he said.

In mid-June, Russia’s prototype medium-range air defense system that should replace the S-300 was demonstrated to President Vladimir Putin. The Vityaz system, manufactured by the Almaz-Antei corporation, which will have a more advanced radar and a launcher with 16 missiles, compared with only four on the S-300, should enter service next year, Almaz-Antei chief designer Igor Ashurbeili previously told RIA Novosti.

The Vityaz will complement the Morfey, S-400 and S-500 air defense systems in Russia’s future aerospace defense network to engage targets at ranges from five to 400 kilometers, and at altitudes from five meters to near outer space.

In late May, Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces conducted a series of snap drills that checked the combat readiness of aerospace defense units, air force units and air defenses in the Western Military District, as well as military transport and long-range aviation command. The exercises involved 8,700 people, 185 aircraft and 240 military vehicles.

New Photos of the SAM “Vityaz”

28.06.2013 VPK
New photos of a launcher of perspective anti-aircraft missile system of medium-range “Vityaz” for the first time demonstrated for public on June 19 at the site of “GOZ Obukhov plant” (St. Petersburg, the company is a member of OJSC “Concern PVO” Almaz-Antey “).

The adoption of SAM “Morpheus” into service has postponed for two years
Russian Defense Ministry has postponed enacting a new set of air defense (AD) “Morpheus” to 2015. RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Deputy Minister of Defence, Colonel-General Oleg Ostapenko.

In 2011, it was reported that anti-aircraft missile complex short-range 42S6 “Morpheus” may be adopted in 2013. The reasons of decision was not mentioned.

Deputy Defense Minister also told reporters that now continues to develop the latest anti-aircraft missile system of medium-range “Knight”. The new air defense system will be three times more power than the C-300 : it is not four, but 12 tracks.

The development of air defense system “Morpheus” in 2007 began Concern PVO “Almaz-Antey” (developed air defense systems “Buk”, S-300, S-400 and others). As expected, the new facility along with the “Vityaz”, C-400 and C-500 will be part of the system of aerospace defense of Russia.

“Morpheus” is capable of hitting targets at a distance of five kilometers and is designed to shield military sites. The complex is equipped with radars (in particular, all-aspect radar dome), as well as launchers for anti-aircraft missiles. More detailed specifications are still unknown.