Surface To Air Missile: SA-9/9K31

in Threat of the Week by Figmo42

The SA- 9 is a highly mobile, short range infrared guided SAM system that covers the tactical – low altitude band of soviet air defense, and is used alongside SPAA other SHORAD systems to protect ground forces from low flying attack aircraft and helicopters.  The system consists of a BRDM-2 amphibious vehicle, mounting two pairs Read More

Surface To Air Missile: SA-8 9K33

in Threat of the Week by Figmo42

The SA-8 was the first mobile air defense missile system incorporating its own engagement radars on a single vehicle. All versions of the 9K33 feature all-in-one 9A33 transporter erector launcher and radar (TELAR) vehicles which can detect, track and engage aircraft independently or with the aid of regimental surveillance radars. The six-wheeled transport vehicles BAZ-5937 Read More

Surface To Air Missile: SA-7 9K32

in Threat of the Week by Figmo42

The Threat: SA – 7 9K32 The 9K32 Strela-2 (Russian: Cтрела, “arrow”; NATO reporting name SA-7 Grail) is a man-portable, shoulder-fired, low-altitude surface-to-air missile system (MANPADS) with a high explosive warhead and passive infrared homing guidance. Broadly comparable in performance with the US Army FIM-43 Redeye, it was the first generation of Soviet man-portable SAMs, Read More

Surface To Air Missile: SA – 5 / S200

in Threat of the Week by Figmo42

The Threat: SA – 5/S200   In this article we shall examine the massive and deadly SA – 5/S200 SAM system NATO reporting name “Gammon”. S200 Missile of launcher platform   A Brief History of the SA – 5/S200   The NPO Almaz S-200 Angara/Vega/Dubna (Russian Ангара\Вега\Дубна), NATO reporting name SA-5 Gammon, is a very Read More