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An unusual C-300 launcher "lit up" at the Ashuluk training ground

These days, in the framework of the Slavic Shield - 2019 exercises, a visit of Serbian air defense troops is taking place in Russia. As part of the growing level of cooperation and strengthening relations, guests were shown a number of modern air defense systems, including S-400 and a non-standard version of the S-300PM air defense system.

An unusual C-300 launcher "lit up" at the Ashuluk training ground

Visit of the Serbian delegation of air defense forces to the Ashuluk training ground as part of the Slavic Shield - 2019 exercises, September 2019. In the photo - 5P85 launchers with S-300ПМ air defense systems with combined SAM - 48Н6 and 9М96

Belgrade continues to strengthen ties with Moscow, which it sees as one of the guarantors of its own territorial integrity and independence. One of the signs of this strengthening of relations was the joint exercises of the Slavic Shield - 2019 air defense forces, the bulk of which should take place at the Ashuluk training ground.

Serbian soldiers listened to introductory lectures on S-400 air defense systems, got acquainted with history and the infrastructure of the Training Center of the anti-aircraft missile forces, and also passed the tests, which gave them access to live firing.

Unusual C-300

Among other things, in photographs of a visit by Serbian air defense fighters published by the newspaper "A red star", you can also see an unusual self-propelled launcher of the 5П85С type with the S-300ПМ air defense system with different SAMs - one 48Н6 TPK and a package of four TPKs with 9М96.

This combined control system with various anti-aircraft missiles has already been presented at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019. The 48H6 missile is operated in special airtight containers. Thanks to them 48H6 does not require verification and adjustment during the entire period of operation.

48H6 provides the defeat of high-speed targets at a distance from 5 to 150 kilometers at altitudes from 100 meters to 27 kilometers. In addition, the anti-missile is capable of destroying tactical ballistic missiles at a distance of up to 40 km (though in this case they need target designation). The range of destruction of low-flying targets 28 - 38 km.

9M96E guided missiles, in turn, can hit targets at ranges from 1 to 40 and altitudes from 5 meters to 20 km. They are armed with the latest modifications of the S-300PM-2 air defense system, the S-400 complex, and the advanced air defense systems of the Air Force and Navy, developed on the basis of the aforementioned installations.

A special feature of 9М96Е is the “cold” vertical start. The launch of the rocket is carried out by preliminary ejection from the container to a height of the order of 30 meters before the main engine fires.

An inertial control system with an infrared seeker, which can be reprogrammed during the flight, is located in the head part of the rocket that has “lit up” at the installation site. The radio fuse controls the warhead of the rocket and uses all the information available on board the rocket to adapt to the meeting conditions with the aim of.

On video from 01: 04 minutes.

Photos used:
"Red Star" / Andrey Kaliy

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  1. Siberian 66
    Siberian 66 12 September 2019 13: 41
    Now, if TPK with 9М96Е would have 8 pieces, and preferably 12, it would be a good answer to the massive attacks of UAVs and all kinds of UABs. And so the idea is good and absolutely correct.
    1. krot
      krot 12 September 2019 13: 55
      In the movie "9th company" said "Jaconda" - the beauty of military vehicles is perfect! So it's hard to disagree here.
    2. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 12 September 2019 19: 48
      Quote: Siberian 66
      Now, if TPK with 9М96Е would have 8 pieces, and preferably 12, it would be a good response to massive UAV raids ...

      From a gun on sparrows? Will it be bold?
    3. Chaldon48
      Chaldon48 13 September 2019 02: 03
      You can "saturate" any setting, you need to try to reset between attacks
    4. Spambox
      Spambox 13 September 2019 08: 00
      Expensive shooting of pests is obtained, for drones there are simpler and cheaper means.
  2. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 12 September 2019 13: 42
    For some reason, at first glance it seemed that it was a transport-loading machine, and not an air defense system.
    1. EnGenius
      EnGenius 12 September 2019 13: 54
      Four because it fits into the dimensions of a standard launch container. Probably on a standard machine you can install three such packages on 12 missiles.
      1. Wiruz
        Wiruz 12 September 2019 13: 56
        In general, as it were, four packages are obtained, the general ammunition in 16 missiles. And then it’s better to combine: three standard containers for 48Н6 and one package for four 9М96. It seems that this model was often transported to exhibitions
        1. loki565
          loki565 12 September 2019 14: 11
          That's right, it seems that the thoughts of the designers coincide with yours)))
        2. alexmach
          alexmach 12 September 2019 15: 24
          Isn't it better to have a separate car with smaller dimensions for small rockets? for 9M96, after all, such a monster tractor is not needed.
          1. Wiruz
            Wiruz 12 September 2019 15: 45
            Unification is our everything! laughing
            In general, under the 9M96 missiles, this is how C-350 is created (created at least). In C-300 / 400 9М96 they play the role, so to speak, of a smaller caliber. Why, for example, shoot an 40Н6 rocket (having a range of 400 km) on an airplane flying 100 km from the launcher ?!
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  3. Wiruz
    Wiruz 12 September 2019 13: 57
    The 9M96E guided missiles, in turn, can hit targets at ranges from 1 to 40 and altitudes from 5 meters to 20 km

    Something a little messed up seems. For 9M96 (E), the declared range was always 40-50 km, for 9M96M (E2) - 120-150. On 20 km 9М100, I remember, flew (at least on paper)
  4. Cympak
    Cympak 12 September 2019 13: 58
    An inertial control system with an infrared seeker is located at the head of the rocket, which was "lit up" at the test site ...

    What kind of nonsense?
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    2. Pavel57
      Pavel57 12 September 2019 19: 04
      The author confused the active radio head with infrared. For him, not a big difference.
  5. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 12 September 2019 15: 39
    Most likely, for demonstration, on the observation stand, the rockets were placed outside the containers and therefore, there is nothing unusual.
    1. D16
      D16 12 September 2019 17: 24
      So 9m96 with an IR head has never been. It was rumored that 9m100 would have this, but in all the photos of the layouts of the radar.
  6. Shikari91
    Shikari91 12 September 2019 18: 45
    How long have such healthy conifers grown in the Astrakhan steppes? And since when is the presence of 9m96 on the launcher "unusual"
  7. Kaw
    Kaw 12 September 2019 20: 13
    This, as I understand it, brought the very installation, which is rolled around the exhibitions. And they brought, apparently, in order to try to sell to the Serbs.
    As I understand it, this type of launch containers does not enter service with us. We made a separate C-350 complex for these missiles (for some reason).
  8. Edvid
    Edvid 12 September 2019 23: 06
    Quote: Krasnoyarsk
    Quote: Siberian 66
    Now, if TPK with 9М96Е would have 8 pieces, and preferably 12, it would be a good response to massive UAV raids ...

    From a gun on sparrows? Will it be bold?

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    I recall a note in Voennoye Obozreniye sometime in the late 60s or early seventies, about the practical testing of methods for countering a massive attack by airborne vehicles (then it concerned aircraft and missiles). The essence of the experiments was to create on the way of movement of a cluster, for example of airplanes, a cloud of an electrically conductive substance that disables the electronics, or an inhibitor substance, which, when it enters the engine air intake, leads to its failure. The required concentration and duration of "hovering" in the atmosphere of this cloud was monitored. It turned out that from some substances the cloud was retained for at least half an hour ... For some reason, these experiments were forgotten for many years. In part, the United States used it to disable electrical substations during the bombing of Yugoslavia - they sprayed graphite dust.
    1. MBRSS
      MBRSS 12 September 2019 23: 42
      not dust, but filaments, so that they shorten the wires.