Skip to comments.After Long Delay S-400 Triumf Finally Get to the Field
Posted on 05/03/2010 11:10:29 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The S-400 started its way in 1999 as the S-300PMU3, developed by Almaz Science and Production Association. Russian defense officials claimed in 2006 the missile has been inducted in late 2006 and was due to become operational later in 2007. Suffering from teething problems, this milestone has been delayed three years, allowing designers to work on the 'baseline system', awaiting the completion of the full capability version, by early 2010. Russia plans to buy up to 200 launchers (each with four missiles) by 2015, and phase out the older S-300 and S-200 systems. This would mean deploying at least 18 battalions in the next six years, and perhaps more than twenty.
Triumf, a new air defense missile system based on the heritage of the S-300 is considered one of the world's most advanced SAM, is capable of destroying any air target, manned and unmanned, as well as cruise and ballistic missiles, within a range of 400 kilometers (250 mi) and an altitude up to 30 kilometers. It is capable of intercepting medium range ballistic missiles (fired from distances up to 3,500km). According to James Dunnigan at Strategy Page, the missile weigh 1.8 tons and is eight meter (26 feet) long and about 50 cm (20 inches) in diameter. The missile can hit targets as high as 100,000 feet. It has a 145 kg (320 pound) warhead. The S-400 system actually has two missiles, one of them being a smaller, shorter range (120 kilometers) one and the other, designed for long range engagement and missile defence.
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The early version has already been deployed around Moscow and St. Petersburg. This new missile will be fully deployed by 2013-2015, when the S-500 space defense missile will be ready. The S-500 will replace the current ABM system around Moscow and other Russian cities and will likely be nuclear tipped. The S-400, with a nuclear tip, could also defend against ICBM’s.
We know of combat kills in dogfights. Do we have any data on enemy kills by US or Allied surface to air missile kills after WWII? Other than Stinger.
Note the three soldiers in the foreground. The last guy is working his blackberry, the middle guy looks he wishes he was somewhere else, and the first guy looks like he’s thinking “I wish they’d hurry up and get this over with”.
Let’s hear it for the invincible Soviet, er I mean, Russian soldier.
Ruskies are GOOD at talking up prototypes, not so good at practical application. Primarily good for sales to dupes like iran.
Iranian Airbus airliner by Aegis?
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