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S-300VM Antey 2500
NATO reporting name: SA-23 Gladiator\Giant
9A83ME TEL - Antey-2500 SAM 02.jpg
Antey-2500 SAM at MAKS-2011
Type Transportable SAM system
Place of origin  Russia
Unit cost US$120 millions (1999)[1]

The S-300VM "Antey-2500" (NATO reporting name SA-23 Gladiator\Giant) is a Russian anti-ballistic missile system. The system is designed to defeat short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, aeroballistic and cruise missiles, fixed wing aircraft, as well as loitering ECM platforms and precision-guided munitions.

Missile[edit | edit source]

9M82M
Type Surface-to-air missile
Place of origin  Russia
Production history
Variants 9M82M, 9M83M
Specifications (9M82M[2])

Operational
range
200 kilometres (120 mi)
Flight altitude 30,000 metres (98,000 ft)

The 9M82M missile is intended to defeat tactical, theater and medium range ballistic missiles, as well as aerodynamic targets at a range of up to 200 km. The Antey-2500 system is mounted on a tracked cross-country vehicle equipped with self-contained power supply and navigation systems, as well as surveying and positioning equipment.

System Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The Antey-2500 air defense missile system features:

  • high degree of battle performance automation owing to high-speed digital computers;
  • phased array radars;
  • advanced radar data processing methods;
  • high ECM immunity;
  • high ability of autonomous operation;
  • high mobility;
  • high firepower potential, irrespective of air attack tactics or sequence;
  • vertical launch from a special transport launch canister;
  • maintenance-free operation of missiles for at least ten years;
  • capability to defeat ballistic missile individual warheads;
  • inertial guidance with radio command update and semi-active homing at the terminal phase;
  • focused detonation of the missile warhead.

The Antey-2500 system comprises:

  • command post;
  • circular scan radar;
  • sector scan radar;
  • multichannel missile guidance station (MMGS) (4);
  • 9A83M launcher (24);
  • 9A84M loader-launcher (24);
  • 9M82M air defense missiles;
  • 9M83M air defense missiles;
  • maintenance vehicles;
  • maintenance and repair vehicles;
  • group SPTA set;
  • electronic trainer for MMGS operators;
  • transporter vehicles;
  • set of missiles handling equipment.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • S-300V: in service starting from 1983; 100 km range
  • S-300VM: 200 km range
  • S-300V4: in production; 300 km range

Operators[edit | edit source]

  •  Russia S-300V4 ordered more than three divisions by 2015[3]
    • 1724-th anti-aircraft missile regiment. Jewish Autonomous Region 2 divisions
    • 1544-th anti-aircraft missile regiment. Leningrad Oblast 2 divisions
    • 202-th air-defense missile brigade. Moscow Oblast 2 divisions
    • Kaliningrad Oblast
    • 988-th anti-aircraft missile regiment in Armenia
  •  Venezuela: 2 S-300VM of 4 was delivered in 2013[4]

Potential operators[edit | edit source]

  •  India: India is evaluating S-300 PMU-1/2 and S-300VM.[5]
  •  Saudi Arabia: Russia has offered saudi arabia the S-300VM as First Operator.[6]
  •  Turkey: Russia has offered Turkey the S-300VM.[7]
  •  Iran: Russia is offering Iran the S-300VM instead of the S-300PMU1 to avoid a lawsuit over the cancellation of the latter.[8]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Russia's Arms Catalog 2004

External links[edit | edit source]

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