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"Buki" will cover the Crimea

As reportedNews", According to the already adopted decision, the Russian Navy will deploy Buk anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) in Crimea to protect ships, submarines and ships of the Black Sea fleet from planes, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles. Along with the S-300 and S-400 VKS anti-aircraft missile systems, they will create a continuous air cover over the peninsula and the Black Sea.

SAM family "Buk" will receive the 1096th anti-aircraft missile regiment, stationed in Sevastopol and is currently equipped with "Wasp". Initially, it will be armed with "Beech-M2", Hereinafter - the last modernization," Buk-M3 ".

"Buki" will cover the Crimea


"Buk-M2" strikes aircraft and drones at a distance of 3 to 45 km (at "Wasp" - no more than 10 km), cruise and ballistic missiles - up to 20 km. The height of the fire is 25 thousand meters, where strategic reconnaissance patrols are patrolling (at the "Wasp" - just over 5 thousand meters).


The 1096th regiment was formed in 1946. In 1989, he was transferred from the 126th Motorized Rifle Division to the Black Sea Fleet. In 1990, the division was disbanded. In 1995, the regiment was transferred from the village of Mizhgirya to Sevastopol. In 2012, in the course of a well-known reform, it was disbanded, the remaining anti-aircraft batteries were transferred to the 810th Marine Brigade. After the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the military unit was restored.

The 51st Air Defense Division of the Russian Aerospace Forces, armed with S-300 and S-400 air defense systems and Pantsir anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems, protects strategically important infrastructure facilities in Crimea. The 1096th regiment, after re-equipment, will cover the facilities of the Black Sea Fleet and ships leaving on alarm at sea. Together, both formations will deploy an echeloned defense over the Crimea and the Black Sea Fleet, capable of dealing with the most high-tech enemy.

Previously, "Buks" were in service only with air defense brigades of the ground forces, with the exception of the 2014 Olympics, when the 1721st anti-aircraft missile regiment of the Russian Aerospace Forces covered the coast from Tuapse to Sochi during the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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  1. igor.borov775
    igor.borov775 27 February 2017 06: 52
    Hey!! That's all, any fuss in the Crimea will have consequences.
    1. cost
      cost 27 February 2017 07: 26
      they will create a continuous aerial cover over the peninsula and the Black Sea.

      who are they against? not from the mighty aviation of the "most powerful" European power in the end? Apparently to cover the coast and water area from amateurs of "joint exercises"
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 27 February 2017 07: 30
        Memories of the Crimean War are probably alive ...
      2. Smog
        Smog 27 February 2017 07: 47
        Quote: Rich
        who are they against?

        Yes, against all "oaks" and blockheads. hi
        1. Zibelew
          Zibelew 27 February 2017 13: 19
          It's good when the children are reliably covered with air defense. (Sevastopol) laughing

  2. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 27 February 2017 06: 52
    It's good that the Russian Crimea will protect the same part that existed in those years when the peninsula was Soviet, people have a good incentive.
  3. oleggun
    oleggun 27 February 2017 07: 19
    Great news.
  4. DPN
    DPN 27 February 2017 08: 10
    We dare to hope that the Bosphorus has long been closed to uninvited guests, just in case, and this is just help
  5. Old26
    Old26 27 February 2017 09: 02
    It's good that the technique is being replaced with a new one. "Wasp" is long overdue for rest.
    1. Niccola Mack
      Niccola Mack 27 February 2017 17: 03
      Well, those on - "Wasp" "Buku" is no match.
      Wasp is a niche of "Tunguska" and "Pantsir".
      Now in the Crimea, in theory, a complete set - short, medium and long range - echeloned air defense defense is being formed.
  6. commbatant
    commbatant 27 February 2017 14: 11
    It is strange that such a re-equipment takes place three years after the reunification of the Russian Federation with the Republic of Kazakhstan ...
  7. Lex.
    Lex. 27 February 2017 14: 19
    And the s-500 will remain on the mzkt chassis
    1. Lynch
      Lynch 27 February 2017 18: 47
      And our Israeli "friends" then what business, on what and how?
  8. mitrich
    mitrich 27 February 2017 14: 28
    And what about the Armor is not said? Are they not in Crimea? And they do not fit into the air defense system?