S-350E Vityaz 50R6

Summary

50R6 (S-350E) Vityaz
Air Defence System "Vityaz" (english "Knight").JPG
50P6 missile launcher of S-350E system at 2013 MAKS Airshow
Typemedium-range SAM system
Place of originRussia, South Korea
Service history
In serviceSince 2019[1]
Used byRussia, Algeria
WarsSyrian civil war
Production history
DesignerAlmaz-Antey:
GSKB Almaz-Antey (lead designer)
MKB Fakel (missile designer)
Agency for Defense Development
ManufacturerNorthwest Regional Center of Almaz-Antey (GOZ, ZRTO)

The 50R6 Vityaz (Russian: ЗРК Витязь) or S-350E[2][3] is a Russian medium-range surface-to-air missile system developed by GSKB Almaz-Antey. Its purpose is to replace the S-300PS and S-300PT-1A. The system design traces its roots from the joint South Korean/Russian KM-SAM project and uses the same 9M96 missile as the S-400 missile system, which is different from Korean variant.

Design and development

The 50R6A Vityaz missile system consists of:

  • 1-2 50N6A multifunctional passively electronically scanned array radar stations.[4] 360° coverage for early detection, target illumination and missile guidance.[5]
  • 1 50K6A command post, fully autonomous combat work with interaction with other remote systems.[6]
  • 1-8 50P6 launchers (12-96 missiles).
    • 9M96/9M96E(E2) guided missiles; passive guidance and other missiles with active homing guidance.[6] 12–120 km (7.5–74.6 mi) range, aerodynamic control surfaces and jet engines of control surfaces.
    • 9M100 guided missiles; 10–15 km (6.2–9.3 mi) range; infrared passive homing; aerodynamic control surfaces and jet engines of control; maximum maneuver 60 G-20 surfaces. 9M100 can be quad packed in the naval version Resurs[7] The Naval version of S-350 was renamed from Poliment-Redut to Resurs[8]

Basic performance characteristics of the S-350:[9][10]

  • Maximum number of simultaneously engaged targets:
    • Aerodynamic - 16
    • Ballistic - 12
  • Maximum number of simultaneously induced missiles - 32
  • Affected area of aerodynamic purposes:
    • Range - 1.5–120 km (0.93–74.56 mi)
    • Height - 10 m-30 km (98,000 ft)
  • Affected area of ballistic targets:
    • Range - 1.5–30 km (0.93–18.64 mi)
    • Height - 2–25 km (6,600–82,000 ft)
  • Deployment time - 5 minutes

All vehicles are based on a Bryansky Avtomobilny Zavod chassis (BAZ-6909 & BAZ-69092). The naval version with 9M96E guided missile which passed state tests in 2018 is the Redut.[11][12]

The export variant of the Redut was named Resurs (Resource).

Missiles

[13] 9M96E2 9M96E 9M100
Minimum range 1 km 1 km _
Maximum range 120 km 40 km 10 km
Minimum altitude 5 m 5 m _
Maximum altitude 30 km (98,000 ft) 20 km (66,000 ft) _
Speed 1,800 m/s (Mach 5.3) _ _
Weight 420 kg (930 lb) 333 kg (734 lb) _
Length 5.65 m (18.5 ft) 4.75 m (15.6 ft) 2.5 m (8.2 ft)
Diameter 240 mm (9.4 in) 240 mm (9.4 in) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Warhead weight 24 kg (53 lb) 24 kg (53 lb) _

Deployment

In September 2017, it was reported that the missile system was deployed in the town of Masyaf in Hama province, Syria, delivered from Russia via the Tartus port.[14]

The first launches, made on March 26, 2019, were positive and the air defense missile system successfully passed state tests.[15]

In late December 2019, at Kapustin Yar, the S-350E was officially handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defence. The handover involved tracking of aerodynamic targets.[16]

In February 2020, the S-350 Vityaz was officially commissioned into the service of the Air and Missile Defence Forces [ru] as the new missile system had been delivered to Zhukov Air and Space Defense Academy to train crews for the equipment.[17]

The Almaz-Antey Group and the Defense Ministry of Russia signed contracts for the delivery of four sets of S-350 ‘Vityaz’ and three regiments of S-400 ‘Triumf’ in June 2020.[18] Deliveries started in 2021.[19][20]

Ship class that use the Redut Naval Air Defense System

Operators

 Russia[25]

  • Russian Air and Missile Defence Forces [ru]

Future operators

 Algeria[26]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "S-350E S-350 Vityaz 50R6 air defense missile system data". armyrecognition.com. 2020-07-27. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
  2. ^ "S-350E S-350 Vityaz 50R6 air defense missile system data | Russia Russian missile system vehicle UK | Russia Russian army military equipment vehicles UK". Armyrecognition.com. 2018-12-30. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  3. ^ (in Russian)Strela newspaper 6 (125) June 2013 Archived 2013-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ New Medium SAM Displayed At Moscow Air Show
  5. ^ "Национальная оборона / Оборонно-промышленный комплекс / В интересах ВКО России". www.oborona.ru.
  6. ^ a b "ЗЕНИТНАЯ РАКЕТНАЯ СИСТЕМА (ЗРС) С-350Е "ВИТЯЗЬ". ANTIAIRCRAFT MISSILE SYSTEM (AAMS) S-350Е "VITYAZ"". Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Зенитный ракетный комплекс ПВО средней дальности С-350 50Р6А "Витязь" - ВПК.name". vpk.name.
  8. ^ https://anoncandanga.com/the-redut-shipborne-air-defense-complex-now-is-the-resurs/
  9. ^ "Перспективный ЗРК 50Р6 "ВИТЯЗЬ" системы С-350 - Армейский вестник".
  10. ^ Ведомости (22 January 2014). "Производство зенитных комплексов С-350 "Витязь" начнется в следующем году". www.vedomosti.ru.
  11. ^ Russia’s Poliment-Redut Naval Air Defense System to Receive S-350 Compatible Missiles - Navyrecognition.com, 26 April 2017
  12. ^ "Russia wraps up state trials of advanced shipborne air defense missile system". TASS.
  13. ^ S-300 Surface-To-Air Missile System PROGRAM DOSSIER - Aviationweek.com, 6 August 2015
  14. ^ Advanced Russia-Made Air-Defense System Deployed in Central Syria Fars News Agency, 24 September 2017.
  15. ^ Ripley, Tim (16 April 2019). "S-350 SAM production begins in Russia". London: IHS Jane's. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Первую ЗРС С-350 "Витязь" передали Минобороны" (in Russian). TASS. 23 December 2019. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  17. ^ "The Aerospace Forces received the latest anti-aircraft missile system S-350 "Vityaz"" (Press release). Russian Ministry of Defence. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  18. ^ "Defense contractor to deliver 3 regiments of S-400 systems to Russian troops by 2023".
  19. ^ "ЦАМТО / / Первый зенитный ракетный комплекс С-350 "Витязь" поступил на вооружение ЮВО".
  20. ^ https://tass.com/defense/1390973
  21. ^ "Project 20380 Steregushchy Class Corvettes - Naval Technology".
  22. ^ "Gremyashchiy (Project 20385)".
  23. ^ "Russian Navy Hopes to get Three Project 20386 Corvette / LCS by 2025".
  24. ^ "Admiral Gorshkov Frigate Qualifies Poliment-Redut SAM Against Air & Surface Targets".
  25. ^ "Janes | Latest defence and security news".
  26. ^ Сурков, Николай (29 August 2017). "Россия сделала бюджетную версию С-400". Известия.

External links

  • S-350E Vityaz 50R6 surface-to-air defense missile system at the Wayback Machine (archived 18 December 2014)
  • Vityaz to replace S-300 air defense systems in 2014 - designer at the Wayback Machine (archived 10 March 2013)
  • The first tests of the latest air defense system 50R6 “Vityaz” will be carried out in autumn, Russian Aviation, February 11, 2013
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  • "Air Defence - the Opposite Side of Air Power "Vityaz"" (PDF). RUSI.org. Dr. Igor Sutyagin. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-14.
  • ANALYSIS | S-350E "Hero" / C-350E "Vityaz" Anti-Aircraft Missile System