Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

“Guarding Moscow skies”.

The 202nd Anti-Aircraft Rocket Brigade is armed with S-300V missile complexes designed to act as the top tier army air defense system, providing a defense against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircrafts. Its missiles can engage targets out to 100 km and up to altitudes of around 32 km. In both cases the warhead is around 150 kg.

Let’s see another military training of the brigade which took place on February, 2nd.

Guarding Moscow Skies

“Be proud of serving in the 202nd Anti-Aircraft Rocket Brigade!”

The brigade is one of the best anti-aircraft brigades in the Moscow Region.

Guarding Moscow Skies

Hoisting the national flag before taking over duty.

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

The 9C15M Obzor 3 is able to detect ballistic and aero dynamical targets and their type. Its detection range is up to 240 km.

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

The 1L13-3-1 NEBO-SV is designed to detect and track air targets and identify their coordinates. Its antennas are situated on cross-country vehicles which makes it possible to deploy the radar in regions difficult of access. It has a remote control system and can be operated from 500 meter’s range. Its range of detection is up to 350 km.

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Officers of the brigade are always on the alert and watch the area 24 hours a day.

The 9K331 Tor-M1 is an all-weather low to medium altitude, short-range surface-to-air missile system designed for engaging airplanes, helicopters, cruise missiles, precision guided munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles and ballistic targets.

It is a mobile and self-propelled system using the 9A330 combat vehicle, which carries a crew of four (one driver, three operators), and acts as an autonomous Transporter, Launcher, and Radar unit.

Arranged in a similar fashion to the previous 9K33 Osa and 9K22 Tunguska, the Tor features a turret with a top mounted target acquisition radar, and frontal tracking radar, with 8 ready to fire missiles stored vertically between the two radars. The target acquisition radar is a 3D F band pulse doppler radar, equipped with a truncated parabolic antenna, and mechanically, later electronically, scanned in azimuth with a 32 degree sector view, and has an average power output of 1.5 kW, which provides a maximum detection range of 25 km. The electronic ‘heart’ of the system is a digital fire control system, which allows detection of up to 48 targets and the tracking of ten at any one time, and integrates IFF functionality; the IFF antenna being mounted above the search radar.

Specifications for the Tor-M1:

Weight: 34 tons

Length: 7.5 m

Width: 3.3 m

Height: 5.1 m

Crew: 3

Armament: 9M330, 9M331

Engine: V-12 diesel, 618 kW (830 hp)

Ground clearance: 450 mm

Range: 500 km

Speed: 65 km/h

Guarding Moscow Skies

The S-300V was designed to act as the top tier army air defense system, providing defense against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircrafts.

Guarding Moscow Skies

The number of stars stands for the number of successful missile launches.

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

The 9C19M2 Imbir has a weight of 44 tons.

Guarding Moscow Skies

The S-300V system was first deployed by the Soviet Union in the city of Zhukovsky, the Moscow Region, in 1984.

Guarding Moscow Skies

The S-300V system is carried on tracked MT-T transporters, which gives it better cross-country mobility than even the S-300Ps on 8×8 wheeled transporters. It is also somewhat more distributed than the S-300P’s.

Guarding Moscow Skies

Judging by their jacket, they must be driver-mechanics.

Guarding Moscow Skies

The S-300V places a greater emphasis on ABM, with the dedicated 9M82 (SA-12B Giant). This missile is larger and only two can be held on each TELAR. It also has a dedicated ABM radar – the 9S19 HIGH SCREEN phased array radar at battalion level. A typical S-300V battalion is made up out of a target detection and designation unit, a guidance radar and up to 6 TELARs. The detection and designation unit consists of the 9S457-1 command post, a 9S15MV or 9S15MT BILL BOARD all-round surveillance radar and 9S19M2 HIGH SCREEN sector surveillance radar. The S-300V uses the 9S32-1 GRILL PAN multi-channel guidance radar. Four types of missile-launcher vehicles can be used with the system:

Transporter erector and radar (TELAR) vehicles, which not only transport the missiles, but also fire and guide them. There are two models: the 9A83-1 TELAR holding four 9M83 GLADIATOR missiles and the 9A82 TELAR holding two 9M82 GIANT missiles.

Launcher/loader vehicles (LLV), which transport the missiles and can reload the TELARs, and also fire missiles under the control of a TELAR. There are two models: the 9A84 LLV holding two 9M83 GLADIATOR missiles and the 9A85 LLV holding two 9M82 GIANT missiles.

S-300V system may be controlled by an upper level command post system 9S52 Polyana-D4 integrating it with Buk missile system into a brigade.

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

“Hand in your lighters and matches”.

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

The officer wears new $220 military leather boots.

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

Guarding Moscow Skies

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Guarding Moscow Skies

14 thoughts on “Guarding Moscow Skies”

  1. the day when they will shoot a civilian aircraft by mistake or “accidental discharge”, we will know where the missile was from

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    • Sure:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

      Iran Air Flight 655 was a civilian jet airliner shot down by U.S. missiles on July 3, 1988, over the Strait of Hormuz, toward the end of the Iran–Iraq War. The aircraft, an Airbus A300B2-203 operated by Iran Air, was flying from Bandar Abbas, Iran, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, over Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf on its usual flight path when it was destroyed by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes (CG-49), killing all 290 passengers and crew aboard.

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  2. Theese guys in brown winter coats with stars on their belts are legendary – they look like they are in 1945, fireing Katyusha rockets on Germans…
    Nevermind that, they look very warm.

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  3. Cool pics! Question though, why do all the pictures have CCCP on the bottom? I thought the Soviet Union was no longer and that this is now Russia. Can anyone answer? Thanks

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  4. radar is just not what it used to be. in 2007, russian radar failed to detect israel non stealth fighters when they destroyed nuclear site in syria. now iran has russian radar guarding its nuclear site, we will soon see how it works.

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    • S-300 wasn’t delivered to Syria until few months ago. and the supposed Reactor was all another lie like the Iraq invasion.. Syria president told. So it was all a fake attack that never happened. on a fake reactor they never had ,the supposed ractor photos show a facility without any defense at all in middle of the dessert…Syria however told israel invaded their air space but later left. so they complained to UN for their blind eye on Israel violations. US and Israel use alot the Nuclear weapons trick.. to scare people and demonize countries.. they did it on venezuela too.

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