Russian S350 Air Defense System Mass Production: Mixed Loading and Launching of Several Missiles

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 Russian S350 Air Defense System Mass Production: Mixed Loading and Launching of Several Missiles


Moscow, April 13, Xinhua News Agency (Reporter Luan Hai) - Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Krivoruchko recently said that the Russian Army S-300 air defense missile system successor - the S-350 system has passed the national test, the first batch of the system has been put into production. The most important feature of this system is that it can load and launch several missiles. According to a news bulletin issued by the Russian Ministry of Defense on 12 March, the S-350 air defense missile system, known as the Warrior, successfully completed several missile launches on 26 March this year and passed the Russian national test.

It is expected that the first S-350 system will be delivered this year, and the first system will be used by the Russian Air Force Air Defense Missile Training Center. The S-350 system, developed by Russian Diamond-Antai Company, can be mixed to load and launch medium-range air defense missiles equipped with S-400 system and beech-M1-2 system and other short-range air defense missiles. The S-350 system will gradually replace the S-300 system, which is currently the backbone of land-based air defense systems in Russia and some surrounding countries and regions. The Russian Moscow cruiser also has a sea-based version of the S-300 system. Russian retired colonel and military commentator Baranez said that only four missiles were equipped on each launch vehicle of the S-300 system, while 12 missiles could be equipped on each launch vehicle of the S-350 system. These missiles can be mixed up to intercept different types of air targets. The versatility of the S-350 system helps to reduce the cost of use. According to Tass, the S-350 system has a maximum operational radius of 60 kilometers and a maximum firing height of 30 kilometers, which can intercept maneuvering and ballistic targets. (end)

Source: Zhao Liangliang_NN6671, responsible editor of Xinhua.com