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India plans to purchase modernized 9M333 air defense systems for Strela-10 air defense systems

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India plans to purchase modernized 9M333 air defense systems for Strela-10 air defense systems

India plans to purchase a batch of Russian upgraded 9M333 surface-to-air missiles, negotiations are underway. Reported by Indian news DefenseWorld portal.


According to the portal, which refers to its own sources in the Indian military department, at the end of 2020, the Indian Ministry of Defense discussed the option of supplying new 9M333 missiles, intended for the entire line of Strela-10 anti-aircraft systems, "progress was made" in negotiations with the Russian side. At the same time, there is no information about the number of missiles and the likely cost of the planned deal.

The Kalashnikov concern itself, which produces these missiles, neither confirms nor denies information about a potential deal.

Recall that at the end of December last year, the Kalashnikov concern announced the completion of tests and the start of serial production of the upgraded 9M333 anti-aircraft guided missile intended for the Strela-10 anti-aircraft systems. Work on the modernization of the rocket began in 2018 by order of the Ministry of Defense, since a huge amount of these missiles has accumulated in the warehouses of the military department, and the Strela-10 complex is not yet going to be removed from service.

The upgraded missile has three modes of seeker operation: photocontrast, infrared and jamming. SAM "9M333" allows you to fire on the principle of "fire-forget". Designed to destroy low-flying aircraft and helicopters in conditions of the use of optical interference, as well as drones and cruise missiles.
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  1. venik
    venik 2 February 2021 11: 52
    +7
    "... Work on the modernization of the rocket began in 2018 by order of the Ministry of Defense, since a huge amount of these missiles has accumulated in the warehouses of the military department, and the Strela-10 complex is not yet going to be removed from service ..."
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    "Arrow" will still serve! Nice complex. Half the world is armed with it!
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 2 February 2021 11: 59
      +3
      Rather, even the relevance has increased. The modernization potential is great. New detection and guidance systems are needed. Radar and optoelectronic.
      1. venik
        venik 2 February 2021 12: 19
        +6
        Quote: OgnennyiKotik
        New detection and guidance systems are needed

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        Facilities detect - Yes! Needed! They are being updated on the sly:
        Here is one of the latest modifications with a new opto-electronic unit (arrowed).

        There are options with OELS circular view ...
        But the guidance systems are there WHY? ZKR - homing!
        By the way, the radio rangefinder would also be removed and replaced with laser (he unmasks the PU with radio radiation).
        By the way, not every car does not need a radar station either, but equipping a battery-powered UP with something like "Harmony" is "what the doctor ordered"! By the way, this is already being done. drinks
        1. Tcheluskin
          Tcheluskin 4 February 2021 21: 29
          +1
          But the guidance systems are there WHY?

          The keywords are not only targeting, but also detection. The Strela-M4 upgrade, which has been supplied to the Russian army since 2014, introduced automatic optical search, target acquisition and tracking, including after launch to ensure that the target is hit. Previously, all this had to be done by the operator, in part with the help of external target designation.
    2. Eldorado
      Eldorado 2 February 2021 12: 03
      0
      Strela and its missiles are good, but a new radar is needed to detect the UAV.
      1. venik
        venik 2 February 2021 12: 37
        +6
        Quote: El Dorado
        Strela and its missiles are good, but a new radar is needed to detect the UAV.

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        So there are already new and very good stations:
        1L122 "Harmony":


        1L227 Sobolyatnik:


        Great systems. The latter, although it works more for ground targets, but also low-flying small UAVs - it also detects well ...
        They just need more in the troops!
        1. nsm1
          nsm1 2 February 2021 12: 43
          -4
          The bottom picture is photoshop.
          Moreover, he is primitive to the point of insanity.
          1. venik
            venik 2 February 2021 12: 51
            +1
            Quote: nsm1
            The bottom picture is photoshop.
            Moreover, he is primitive to the point of insanity.

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            WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Search the Internet and you will find WITHOUT a photo-slap! Business then ....... request
            1. nsm1
              nsm1 2 February 2021 13: 00
              -2
              In fact, there is no difference, but the impression is bad, it's a very terrible craft ...
  2. Alien From
    Alien From 2 February 2021 12: 12
    +1
    Let them buy, just not for the "star" laughing
    1. Ryaruav
      Ryaruav 2 February 2021 17: 51
      0
      so the "asterisk" is Vietnamese, but without Indian components and finished pharmaceuticals, we would not be good, this is also a strategic product, well, whose components does the satellite consist of, who knows?
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 2 February 2021 12: 17
    +1
    Didn't find anywhere, did the new rocket add height reach? Taking into account modern realities, it should be up to 4.5 - 5 km for medium UAVs to reach. There are many complexes around the world. With a new rocket, its capabilities could be greatly enhanced.
    1. venik
      venik 2 February 2021 12: 57
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Didn't find anywhere, did the new rocket add height reach?

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      Especially - did not add... It seems like a slightly slant range has increased (up to 5.5 km). And the height reach remained the same - 3.5 km ...
      There is all the "trick" like in more sensitive, three-band seeker and more powerful Warhead! hi
  4. Siberian 66
    Siberian 66 2 February 2021 12: 20
    +2
    Caliber mm 120
    Missile length, mm 2223
    Rocket mass, kg 41
    Warhead weight, kg 5
    Explosive mass, kg 2,6
    Slant range of target destruction, m from 800-1200 to 5000
    Average missile flight speed, m / s 550
    Flight altitude of targets hit, m from 10 to 3500
    Shooting restriction zone in the direction of the Sun 20 °
    Arming range from a combat vehicle, m, not less than 200
    Self-liquidation time, s 29 ± 5

    To be honest in modern conditions, after the widespread use of various UAVs in Syria and Karabakh, the height and range of target destruction does not inspire ... Carriers of UABs and loitering ammunition can no longer get them, and you can't get attack helicopters either, and chase the shells themselves no missiles will not be enough.
  5. paul3390
    paul3390 2 February 2021 12: 24
    +3
    One thing is not clear - the declared performance characteristics of the 9M333 have a slant range of 5 km, and an altitude reach of 3,5 km. As the experience of Armenia has shown, it is not very clear how, with such parameters, it is possible to fight off a UAV ...
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 2 February 2021 12: 30
      -3
      For this, there are different types of air defense
      An arrow is an air defense of the near zone, not even a short range, and even more so not an average one.
      Perfect against harop, orbiter and skystrikers.
      1. DDZ57
        DDZ57 2 February 2021 18: 27
        +1
        Perfect against harop, orbiter and skystrikers.


        Provided that the GOS Strela captures the Harop, Orbiter and Skystriker, given that the Arrow was originally created mainly to fight helicopters and attack aircraft.
        And even if the GOS Arrow captures the harop, orbiter and skystriker, there is a very high probability that the laser fuse will miss the above targets, because he (the fuse) was also taught to work on helicopters and attack aircraft.
        Harop, orbiter and skystriker have completely different image intensifier tubes compared to a helicopter.
        And for TV2, Strela is an ideal target, which was shown in Karabakh.
  6. Alexfly
    Alexfly 2 February 2021 12: 33
    0
    Oh, the Hindus will freak out, now Biden will scare them with sanctions and that's it ...
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 2 February 2021 12: 43
    0
    Well, there will be a salary for the hard workers.
  8. Quadro
    Quadro 2 February 2021 12: 50
    0
    Here they wrote to me recently as if Shilka, modernized by the Indians, was once more relevant and in general could not be better. However, the Indians quietly decided to buy an arrow.
  9. FrankyStein
    FrankyStein 2 February 2021 21: 16
    0
    Is it generally rational to use the GOS at such ranges? You can do without it and make rockets cheaper.