New S-300PMU surface-to-air missile systems delivered to Russian troops in Crimea

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 01:40 PM
 
 New S-300PMU surface-to-air missile systems delivered to Russian troops in Crimea
Russian military forces in Crimea have received new S-300PMU surface-to-air missile systems to protect the peninsula’s airspace, a Black Sea military source told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. “With the appearance of the S-300PMU complexes, it can be said with confidence that a full-fledged missile shield has been created on the peninsula that is capable of providing for the security of the Black Sea Fleet [from threats] from the air,” the source said.
     
Russian military forces in Crimea have received new S-300PMU surface-to-air missile systems to protect the peninsula’s airspace, a Black Sea military source told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. “With the appearance of the S-300PMU complexes, it can be said with confidence that a full-fledged missile shield has been created on the peninsula that is capable of providing for the security of the Black Sea Fleet [from threats] from the air,” the source said. Russian S-300PMU (SA-10f Grumble) surface-to-air defense missile system
     
The S300-PMU Favorit systems, which the US Department of Defense has designated as an SA-10f with NATO’s reporting name as Grumble, arrived in Crimea in November. Their numbers and areas of deployment have not been disclosed.

The missile system has a maximum range of 200 kilometers (124 miles) and utilizes the Big Bird surveillance radar. The S-300PMU is a modernized version of the original sysem, introduced in 1992 with the new and larger 48N6 missiles for the first time in a land-based system and introduced all the same performance improvements from the S300FM version including the increased speed, range, TVM guidance and ABM capability.The family of S-300 missile complexes is considered to be one of the best anti-aircraft missile systems in the world.

 

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