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The successor to the Soviet Kub air defense system: the Indian Akash complex interested the military in Asian countries

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The successor to the Soviet Kub air defense system: the Indian Akash complex interested the military in Asian countries

A number of Asian countries have expressed interest in acquiring the Indian-made Akash anti-aircraft missile system, which is the successor to the Soviet system - the Kub air defense system.


As noted in the Western edition of World Defense News, among the potential buyers of medium-range air defense systems are such states as the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and the Philippines, they were interested in the Indian complex. Recently, the Indian government approved the sale of Akash abroad, but its export version will differ from the base one.

According to the developer, this system is able to effectively deal with various air targets, including fighters, cruise and ballistic missiles. The creation of the Akash air defense system was launched in 1983, the first firing took place in 1990. The product was officially adopted by the Indian troops in 2015.

The missile system was developed on the basis of the Soviet air defense system 2K12 ["Cube"]

- says the publication.

The Akash launcher, equipped with three ready-to-launch missiles, can be mounted on a vehicle or armored tracked chassis. Four launchers and passive 3D radars each, Rajendra radar and a control center form a battery that is able to track up to 64 targets and strike at 12 objects.

The supersonic Akash SAM has a flight range of about 25 km and is capable of climbing to an altitude of 18 m. It uses solid fuel to launch a launch vehicle and a ramjet engine during the main flight phase. Currently, several versions of the rocket (Akash-MK000, Akash-MK1) are being developed with improved accuracy and greater travel distance.

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  1. Flooding
    Flooding 23 January 2022 11: 58
    +3
    The Indians would first saturate their air defense.
    The military air defense of the Indian army was armed with about 180 2K12E Kvadrat complexes.
    The release of the new air defense system is proceeding at an unhurried pace.
    So the export will not start soon.
    1. Barberry25
      Barberry25 23 January 2022 12: 15
      -2
      so they "showed interest" they most likely asked what and how .. as they say, promising does not mean marrying
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 23 January 2022 12: 21
      +5
      Quote: Flood
      The Indians would first saturate their air defense.

      They sell all over the world "Cube" Akash, and with the proceeds from the sale, according to their long-standing habit, they will buy a "hodgepodge" of two or three divisions for their army around the world.
      National flavor and mentality cannot be washed off with soap ...
    3. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 23 January 2022 12: 37
      +1
      Quote: Flood
      The Indians would first saturate their air defense.

      Their own will not go anywhere, but here real money can fall into your hand.
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 23 January 2022 12: 44
        +2
        Quote: Jacket in stock
        Their own will not go anywhere, but here real money can fall into your hand.

        how to say
        the Indians have already announced a tender for missiles for their Square / Cube air defense systems.
        To somehow compensate for the obsolescence of systems.
    4. Orel
      Orel 23 January 2022 13: 54
      -7
      Quote: Flood
      The Indians would first saturate their air defense.


      Akash. It's good that they didn't put the letter "L" between "A" and "K", otherwise the prospect of selling to some countries would be in question)))
  2. usr01
    usr01 23 January 2022 12: 03
    +6
    The Indian Drunkard has owls. roots...not surprised... good
    Track. will be called Walker? wink
    1. alone
      alone 23 January 2022 12: 06
      +3
      Quote: usr01
      The Indian Drunkard has owls. roots...not surprised...
      Track. will be called Walker?

      If the first Drunkard, then the second one will most likely be called "Delirium tremens" wassat
  3. faiver
    faiver 23 January 2022 12: 27
    +5
    The creation of the Akash air defense system began in 1983, the first firing took place in 1990. The product was officially adopted by the Indian troops in 2015.
    - they have been sculpting for more than thirty years, the Indians are unhurried as always ...
  4. ultra
    ultra 23 January 2022 12: 40
    +3
    Thirty years from the beginning of development to the adoption of weapons? wassat
  5. Pavel57
    Pavel57 23 January 2022 12: 41
    +3
    So the Indians put an active head from Buk on 3M9?
  6. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 23 January 2022 13: 02
    -1
    How is guidance carried out and how does the head lock on and track the target?
  7. VyacheSeymour
    VyacheSeymour 23 January 2022 13: 32
    +3
    SAM 2K12Kvadrat is as old as mammoth feces ... But, that lot of 3M9 missiles (and, it is very good) requires the use ... - disposal is much more expensive than its carrier.
    We have the case when the complex is being developed for ammunition ...
    Soviet 3M9M3-range 28 km ... the Indians have 25 - either export or earlier modifications.
    I wonder if PU 2P25 and SURN 1S91 have the opportunity to be planted on new technologies?
    It’s clear with the launcher that there are no problems - giant boxes of equipment allow you to place anything in place of the lamp element base, but with the station the question is either a complete rework or the creation of a new station. Is it really impossible to create an Intelligence Guidance Station specifically for this complex? ... how many armies would gladly invest in their acquisition - everything is cheaper than the development of a completely new complex for an old missile, the reserves of which around the world go off scale to the point that they are periodically used as primitive ballistic ones.
  8. svp67
    svp67 23 January 2022 14: 44
    0
    Starts are beautiful, but where are the hits?
  9. Castro Ruiz
    Castro Ruiz 23 January 2022 15: 22
    0
    And 30 years have not passed and they were adopted. :)
  10. Stepan S
    Stepan S 23 January 2022 19: 38
    0
    which is the successor to the Soviet system - the Kub air defense system.

    The successor (heir) of the KUB air defense system is the Buk air defense system, not Akash, you know)