Air defense 2022, December

Anti-aircraft missile-gun system "Makhbet" (Israel)

Anti-aircraft missile-gun system "Makhbet" (Israel)

ZSU "Hovet", the American M163 in service with the IDF. Photo by Wikimedia Commons Israel is known for its lean attitude towards military equipment. Obsolete samples are being modernized, which allows them to be kept in service and get the desired results. In the nineties, similar processes

Air Defense Forces Day

Air Defense Forces Day

Since 2015, the air defense forces have been officially referred to as the air defense and anti-missile defense forces (air defense-missile defense forces), representing a separate branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces. The Commemorative Day of the Air Defense Forces was established on

Anti-aircraft complex "Derivation-Air Defense". Ammunition issue

Anti-aircraft complex "Derivation-Air Defense". Ammunition issue

Self-propelled unit 2S38 from the Derivation-Air Defense complex. Photo of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation In the interests of military air defense, a self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery complex 1K150 "Derivation-Air Defense" is being developed. The focus of this project is directly on anti-aircraft

The effectiveness of the air defense of an aircraft carrier strike group. Is a breakthrough possible?

The effectiveness of the air defense of an aircraft carrier strike group. Is a breakthrough possible?

In the second article of the series "The effectiveness of the air defense of a naval strike group", the topic of the group air defense of the KUG was considered and the functioning of the main defense means - air defense systems and electronic countermeasures (KREP) complexes was described. In connection with the comments of readers, this article is presented as possible

ZRPK "Pantsir-S1": Tula people went beyond reality

ZRPK "Pantsir-S1": Tula people went beyond reality

In a joint project of "Tula News" and "Tula Business Journal" - "Weekly Bulletin", an article was published "Secrets and problems of existing modifications" Pantsir-S1 / 2 ". What is the media keeping silent about? " Judging by the title, one would expect a detailed analysis of the problems of the Pantsir air defense missile system from the article. Instead of

The basis of the ground segment of the air defense of the Russian Federation in the 1990s. ZRS S-300PT, S-300PS and S-300PM

The basis of the ground segment of the air defense of the Russian Federation in the 1990s. ZRS S-300PT, S-300PS and S-300PM

How many air defense systems do we have? At the end of the 1960s, experience was accumulated in the use of Soviet-made air defense systems in local conflicts. For a long period of time, the main anti-aircraft systems of the USSR anti-aircraft missile forces were the S-75 air defense systems. Complex, originally

Air defense systems in the Russian Federation. SAM "Osa" and SAM "Tor"

Air defense systems in the Russian Federation. SAM "Osa" and SAM "Tor"

How many air defense systems do we have? In the second half of the 1950s. it became clear that anti-aircraft artillery, even with the use of gun-targeting radar stations, could not provide effective protection of troops from jet combat aircraft. The first generation anti-aircraft missile systems were

How many air defense systems do we have? SAM "Strela-10", SAM "Bagulnik" and ZAK "Derivation-Air Defense"

How many air defense systems do we have? SAM "Strela-10", SAM "Bagulnik" and ZAK "Derivation-Air Defense"

Photo: Press Service of YuVOM Do we have a lot of air defense systems? We continue talking about domestic anti-aircraft systems. Today we will consider the armament and promising short-range air defense systems, in the composition of the onboard equipment of which there are no detection radars. We will try

How many air defense systems do we have? ZPRK "Tunguska" and ZRPK "Pantsir"

How many air defense systems do we have? ZPRK "Tunguska" and ZRPK "Pantsir"

How many air defense systems do we have? We continue to review the domestic air defense systems available in the Russian Armed Forces. Today we will talk about mobile anti-aircraft gun-missile systems designed for anti-aircraft cover of troops in the frontline zone and in the air defense facility in the depths of the defense

Air defense systems in Russia. SAM "Buk"

Air defense systems in Russia. SAM "Buk"

How many air defense systems do we have? In 1967, the Soviet Army entered the "Cub" air defense system, designed to destroy air attack weapons at a distance exceeding the use of aircraft weapons. A distinctive feature of the "Cube" complexes was the placement of self-propelled launchers

Anti-aircraft missile system S-300V: against aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles

Anti-aircraft missile system S-300V: against aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles

How many air defense systems do we have? In the late 1950s, after the Soviet Air Defense Forces adopted the S-75 air defense system, it was also supposed to be used in the air defense units of the Ground Forces. However, a rather long time of deployment and folding, low mobility of the complex

Anti-aircraft missile system S-400 and anti-aircraft missile system S-350: with an eye to the future

Anti-aircraft missile system S-400 and anti-aircraft missile system S-350: with an eye to the future

How many air defense systems do we have? In 2007, the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system entered service with the anti-aircraft missile forces that are part of the Russian Air Force. The S-400 air defense system is an evolutionary development of the S-300P family, initially it had the designation S-300PM3. A new designation has been assigned

Chinese press about the S-500 air defense system: a serious threat to all US fighters

Chinese press about the S-500 air defense system: a serious threat to all US fighters

At the end of December, new information was published on the progress of work on the S-500 anti-aircraft missile system. In 2020, it is planned to conduct preliminary tests of this air defense system, and in 2025 the first serial complex will be handed over to the troops. Naturally, such news could not go unnoticed

"Knight" in the army. Expected results

"Knight" in the army. Expected results

The first prototype of the 50P6A launcher in 2013 The Russian defense industry, represented by the Almaz-Antey VKO Concern, handed over to the army the first set of the promising S-350 Vityaz anti-aircraft missile system. As planned, the air defense missile system was transferred to the troops by the end of the year and should soon enter

AMX Javelot: multiple launch rocket system for the destruction of aircraft

AMX Javelot: multiple launch rocket system for the destruction of aircraft

In the early stages of the development of anti-aircraft missile systems, various projects of complexes using salvo firing unguided rockets were repeatedly proposed. Systems of this kind were a temporary solution, and the advent of full-fledged guided missiles made them unnecessary. Nevertheless

How many air defense systems do we have? Anti-aircraft artillery and MANPADS

How many air defense systems do we have? Anti-aircraft artillery and MANPADS

At the end of January 2020, Voennoye Obozreniye published the publication "Why do we need so many air defense systems?" -space

The end of the nuclear triad. US missile defense after 2030: intercept thousands of warheads

The end of the nuclear triad. US missile defense after 2030: intercept thousands of warheads

The development of any type of weapon often takes place in several iterations. And the more innovative a weapon is, the higher the chance that it will not be immediately implemented, shelved, or shown as an example of a failed concept or project. Examples of the creation of breakthrough weapons, ahead of

Anti-aircraft artillery on display at the Military Museum of the Chinese Revolution

Anti-aircraft artillery on display at the Military Museum of the Chinese Revolution

In the 1930s, China and Germany worked closely in the economic and military spheres. Germany participated in the modernization of industry and the army in exchange for the supply of Chinese raw materials. More than half of Germany's exports of military equipment and weapons before 1937 went to China. Germans supplied

"Thor" - 2019

"Thor" - 2019

Photo of JSC IEMZ Kupol 2019 was filled with events related to Russian anti-aircraft missile systems. Moreover, this applied not only to long-range air defense systems (S-300 and S-400), but also to their lower-level associates. The short-range air defense systems of the "Tor" family occupied the upper

The location for the deployment of the first "Container" radar was not chosen by chance

The location for the deployment of the first "Container" radar was not chosen by chance

On December 1, the Ministry of Defense announced the transfer of the first radar station 29B6 "Container" to combat duty. This object is designed to monitor the air situation in the West direction and detect potentially dangerous targets. In the foreseeable future, it is planned to deploy

Higher and more powerful. What competitors are the S-400 developing in the West?

Higher and more powerful. What competitors are the S-400 developing in the West?

Development of the mobile complex MEADS began in 2004 Geopolitical tensions in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region contribute to the growing interest in long-range anti-aircraft missile systems. Using the available data, we will analyze this developing segment

Why do we need so many air defense systems?

Why do we need so many air defense systems?

Photo: mil.ru The question that we will consider today was raised by our readers in the discussion of one of the articles. Indeed, today, only the ground forces are armed with so many anti-aircraft systems that one involuntarily thinks about whether it is necessary so much at all?

The end of the nuclear triad. Cold War missile defense and Star Wars

The end of the nuclear triad. Cold War missile defense and Star Wars

Missile defense emerged as a response to the creation of the most powerful weapon in the history of human civilization - ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads. The best minds of the planet were involved in the creation of protection against this threat, the latest scientific developments were studied and applied in practice

Turkish air defense radar systems: will they ensure the safety of air lines?

Turkish air defense radar systems: will they ensure the safety of air lines?

Radar center in the vicinity of Diyarbakir The statements of some visitors on some issues are so "masterpiece" that sometimes

Defense of the dragon's lair. The Chinese army is building up its air defense capabilities

Defense of the dragon's lair. The Chinese army is building up its air defense capabilities

HQ-22 SAM Lift-Launcher in deployed position with transport and launch containers raised and outriggers fully extendedChina is rapidly increasing its air defense capabilities with an eye on fifth-generation combat aircraft. Let's take a closer look at the funds

China's missile defense

China's missile defense

Anti-missile defense of the PRC. In the 21st century, China has become one of the leading economically developed countries. Simultaneously with the growth of the economy and the well-being of the population, the leadership of the PRC began to demonstrate increased ambitions and to exert a greater influence on the processes taking place in the world. Experts

Tests of the Russian anti-missile in the foreign press

Tests of the Russian anti-missile in the foreign press

On June 3, the Russian Ministry of Defense published a video of the next test launch of a promising domestic missile for strategic missile defense. The short video attracted the attention of specialists, amateurs of military equipment and the media. Russian missile defense work is always

35-mm programmable shells Oerlikon Contraves AHEAD

35-mm programmable shells Oerlikon Contraves AHEAD

One of the ways to increase the likelihood of hitting a ground or air target is the use of the so-called. projectiles with programmable detonation. Such ammunition is detonated at a given point of the trajectory - the closest to the target and send the maximum possible number of submunitions to it. One of

Vietnamese projects of deep modernization of ZSU-23-4 "Shilka"

Vietnamese projects of deep modernization of ZSU-23-4 "Shilka"

Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" was built in a large series and delivered to several dozen foreign countries. One of the recipients of such technology was the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The Vietnamese People's Army still operates a large number of Shiloks, but their moral

SAM "Sosna": obvious advantages and noticeable disadvantages

SAM "Sosna": obvious advantages and noticeable disadvantages

Work continues on the Sosna advanced anti-aircraft missile system for air defense of ground forces. Not so long ago, the developers of this air defense system showed a prototype corresponding to the expected serial configuration. Unlike the previous prototype built on a chassis

The history of the creation of the PRC missile defense system in the 1960s-1970s

The history of the creation of the PRC missile defense system in the 1960s-1970s

Anti-missile defense of the PRC. The first stage in the creation of the Chinese Project 640 missile defense system, launched in the second half of the 1960s, was the construction of Type 7010 and Type 110 radar stations. Type 7010 radars were supposed to provide earlier warning of a missile attack, and on

Air defense system of Slovakia. Will the modernization of the S-300PMU air defense system take place?

Air defense system of Slovakia. Will the modernization of the S-300PMU air defense system take place?

Air defense of Czechoslovakia. During the Cold War, the main air defense systems of Czechoslovakia were deployed in the western and central parts of the country. On the territory of Slovakia, there were stationary positions of the air defense missile system only around Bratislava. When dividing military property after the "velvet divorce" with the Czech Republic, Slovakia

State of the early missile warning and control system of outer space in the PRC

State of the early missile warning and control system of outer space in the PRC

Over-the-horizon radar SPRN of the PRC, located on the slope of the mountain Anti-missile defense of the PRC. Despite the cessation of anti-missile weapons work in 1980, the design of early warning missile radars in China has continued. Experience gained during the creation and

USA against the S-400. Battle for contracts

USA against the S-400. Battle for contracts

Russia offers potential customers a wide range of modern air defense systems and regularly receives new orders. This state of affairs does not suit foreign manufacturers of such equipment, which leads to specific consequences. So, the newest S-400 air defense system is already on sale

Air defense of the Czechoslovak army during the Cold War

Air defense of the Czechoslovak army during the Cold War

Air Defense of Czechoslovakia In addition to low-altitude air defense systems C-125M / M1A, medium-range complexes SA-75M, C-75M / M3, long-range C-200VE and multi-channel anti-aircraft system C-300PMU, which defended important administrative and industrial centers, in Czechoslovakia there was a significant number of mobile army

GDP-6 project. Anti-aircraft missile helicopter for the Soviet Army

GDP-6 project. Anti-aircraft missile helicopter for the Soviet Army

In the middle of the last century, the design bureau A.S. Yakovleva. It has consistently developed several projects of transport helicopters, and was also looking for fundamentally new solutions. In the sixties, such a search

Anti-aircraft missile forces of Czechoslovakia during the Cold War

Anti-aircraft missile forces of Czechoslovakia during the Cold War

Air Defense of Czechoslovakia By the mid-1950s, due to the increase in the speed and altitude of jet combat aircraft, anti-aircraft artillery of medium and large caliber ceased to be an effective means of air defense. The problem was aggravated by the fact that a single

The current state of the Czech air defense system: modernization against the background of a landslide reduction

The current state of the Czech air defense system: modernization against the background of a landslide reduction

Air defense of Czechoslovakia. In 1990, the air defense system of Czechoslovakia reached the peak of its power. Only the capital of Czechoslovakia, Prague, was covered by a dozen anti-aircraft missile divisions - S-75M / M3, S-125M / M1A and S-200VE, located at stationary positions. However, more than half of the air defense systems of the air defense forces of Czechoslovakia were

Radar control of the airspace of Czechoslovakia as part of the ATS

Radar control of the airspace of Czechoslovakia as part of the ATS

Air defense of Czechoslovakia. Until 1943, the German protectorates of Bohemia and Moravia were not attacked by British and American bombers. In the last year and a half of the war, the Germans were forced to deploy to protect Czech industrial enterprises that provide equipment and weapons to the army of the Third Reich

Saab JAS-39 Gripen vs. MiG-29: abandoning the socialist legacy for NATO integration

Saab JAS-39 Gripen vs. MiG-29: abandoning the socialist legacy for NATO integration

Air defense of Czechoslovakia. Shortly before the collapse of the "socialist camp", supplies of 4th generation MiG-29 fighters began to the countries of Eastern Europe, which were in the sphere of influence of the Soviet Union. It was planned that this twin-engine front-line fighter by the end of the 1990s would replace the