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Greece successfully conducted the first firing of the C-300 PMU1

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Greece successfully conducted the first firing of the C-300 PMU1



Greece successfully conducted the first firing of the Russian-made C-300 PMU1 anti-aircraft missile system, which is part of the Greek Armed Forces. This was reported to ITAR-TASS by the second secretary of the Russian embassy, ​​a representative of Rosoboronexport, which is part of the Rostec state corporation, Sergey Bogdanov.

“A very significant event for the Greeks,” the diplomat said. “The rocket launched from the proving ground on the Greek island of Crete immediately hit the training target, so the second one wasn’t even fired. But another thing is equally important: firstly, this is the first shooting at NATO our system C-300 PMU1, secondly, this system was originally acquired in 1999 by Cyprus, and 14 years of expectations didn’t do anything with it.In 2006-2007, the rights to the system passed from Cyprus to Greece because Ankara did not wanted her to appear in Cyprus. "

Bogdanov stressed that "this is the first shooting stories Greece, the Russian system C-300, which became part of its armed forces "." The shooting was attended by the Minister of National Defense of Greece Dimitris Avramopulos, the Chief of General Staff of the Greek Armed Forces and all the commanders, - said Bogdanov. “The Greek minister specifically asked to postpone the shooting from December 11-12 to the next day, because he participated in South Africa at the farewell ceremony for Nelson Mandela.”

In turn, the Greek TV channel "Antenna" stressed that "the first C-300 PMU1 Russian-made, considered to be the best anti-aircraft missile system in NATO, were successfully fired at the test site on the island of Crete." “From today, the C-300 PMU1 has officially entered the network of the Greek air defense system, although much still needs to be done in terms of service for the two artillery batteries to be brought to full operational readiness,” the TV channel noted. “The C-300 PMU1 became the first system with the possibility of hitting ballistic missiles, which acquired the Armed Forces of Greece. "

According to "Antenna", a total of twenty technicians and military personnel from Russia, who prepared for firing, arrived for a rocket launch. "The rocket was launched, the target was amazed, and dozens of foreign military men invited to the shooting and, of course, representatives of the Greek political and military leadership witnessed," the channel said.

The report of the channel emphasizes that "C-300 is a legend in the international family of anti-aircraft systems." “It’s enough to see what kind of noise is going on when Russia is going to sell it to other countries in order to understand how important it is from an operational point of view and what fear it imposes on the air forces of some countries /,” the TV channel added.
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  1. Igor39
    Igor39 16 December 2013 08: 10
    10
    C 300 - Legend! And the reason for international scandals!
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 16 December 2013 08: 22
      0
      Quote: Igor39
      And the reason for international scandals!

      It is understandable that the democrats immediately combed one place, it immediately dawns that they will become shitty! soldier
      1. Orel
        Orel 16 December 2013 08: 33
        +9
        C 300 - Legend! And the reason for international scandals!


        I agree with the first, but not with the second. The S-300 is not the cause of international scandals, but the cause of international stability. Like an atomic bomb, if there is, then politicians choose words before saying anything, and even more so doing. But it’s not clear, NATO stated that Russian and Chinese air defense systems cannot be integrated into NATO systems (Turkey’s tender for air defense systems). Apparently Greece succeeded. Maybe the market for our air defense systems will expand as a result ...
        1. Asgard
          Asgard 16 December 2013 09: 40
          +5
          The S-300 is a complex with its own radar, horizontal and high-altitude "measurement" of trajectory calculation, autonomous weapons ...
          A self-sufficient system and does not require integration, unlike the Patriot, Sea Sparrow, Aegis air defense systems, which require target illumination with a special radar .... and active missile tracking ...
        2. abrakadabre
          abrakadabre 16 December 2013 11: 28
          +3
          S-300 is not the cause of international scandals, but the cause of international stability

          It depends on which side of the "scandal" you are on: it belongs to you or is directed against your aircraft.
          wassat
          how important is it in operational terms and what fear does it bring to the air force / of some countries/ ", - added the TV channel

          Hehe ... in this context, it is very, very correct for us that the Greeks arranged such a public launch. Defeat from the first rocket ...
          They acted in the role of an incredulous critic-user, and even belonging to the block of sworn friends (NATO). The more reasons to acquire from our friends, and the less reason for the enemy to play with the Air Force muscles.
          NATO has stated that Russian and Chinese air defense systems cannot be integrated into NATO systems (Turkey’s tender for air defense systems). Apparently Greece succeeded.

          For this we need specialists not of NATO level. Because:
          According to Antenna's information, a total of twenty technicians and military personnel from Russia arrived for the missile launch and prepared for the firing.
          That is, hands should grow from the right place. And nowadays not fashionable in Europe, tolerant hemispheres.
          Maybe the market for our air defense systems will expand as a result ...

          First of all to friends: Venezuela, Syria, Iran
          wink

          And generally speaking. You give not only tank biathlon! But also air defense, ship, coast guard, etc. !!!
    2. Bykov.
      Bykov. 16 December 2013 09: 42
      +2
      Quote: Igor39
      ... With 300 - Legend! And the reason for international scandals! ...

      ... and myths! THIS SHOULD BE THINKING OUT! At one time, when the Cypriots just wanted to buy it, the Turks were very afraid that the S-300 would be used EXACTLY AS A TACTICAL MISSION COMPLEX! ... and they would use it to launch missile strikes on the Turkish-occupied part of the island. Delirium! As if for these purposes there are no "Points".
    3. AVV
      AVV 16 December 2013 11: 28
      +1
      S-300 for the west, it’s like an awl in one place !!!
    4. alone
      alone 16 December 2013 20: 05
      +2
      According to "Antenna", a total of twenty technicians and military personnel from Russia, who prepared for firing, arrived for a rocket launch. "The rocket was launched, the target was amazed, and dozens of foreign military men invited to the shooting and, of course, representatives of the Greek political and military leadership witnessed," the channel said.


      The Greeks successfully carried out their first launch from the S-300PMU1 air defense system.

      But it was impossible to write that, from the S-300PMU1 SAM for the Greeks, the Russian military launched
  2. stayer
    stayer 16 December 2013 08: 11
    +2
    Still tormented by the question. What for sell the best systems to NATO countries? Even if they initially sold to Cyprus, why did the system fall into the hands of NATO? This is some kind of sabotage of its air defense / missile defense.
    1. krasin
      krasin 16 December 2013 08: 45
      +1
      Still tormented by the question. What for sell the best systems to NATO countries? Even if they initially sold to Cyprus, why did the system fall into the hands of NATO? This is some kind of sabotage of its air defense / missile defense.


      No need to worry so much, -we will find even better and there are achievements! wink
      1. stayer
        stayer 16 December 2013 09: 14
        0
        Duck how not to worry? And what is better, too, will successfully transfer to them in the same way through third countries. It’s like playing giveaways.
        1. Orel
          Orel 16 December 2013 10: 03
          +2
          Still tormented by the question. What for sell the best systems to NATO countries?


          But they weren’t sold) Slovakia / or Slovenia seems to have inherited S-300 divisions. They were even used in NATO exercises. Apparently from that moment they are afraid of them in NATO)
    2. major071
      major071 16 December 2013 10: 20
      +7
      Do not worry! The Americans still have not been able to solve the system algorithm, although they have thrown BIG forces on it, so let them use it. good
    3. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 16 December 2013 11: 28
      +2
      Quote: stayer
      What for sell the best systems to NATO countries?

      Answer. But what for do the peasants sell their products? They would sit on their own grubs, plowed on horses and with an ancient, wooden plow. But no, they wanted equipment, steel horses and plows. And also they were tired of taking a crop with a shovel or sickle. I hope you will draw further parallels yourself.
      1. stayer
        stayer 17 December 2013 07: 08
        0
        Quote: Hedgehog
        Answer. But what for do the peasants sell their products?
        Commercial interest cannot be higher than defense capability. There are things (technologies) that cannot be sold. Or sell when it is morally obsolete and will be a cut above other models of equipment.
  3. jjj
    jjj 16 December 2013 08: 11
    +4
    And the Turks have acquired a Chinese "analogue". Now they have the opportunity to continue to measure their "muscles".
    But seriously, the launch is not standard. Usually two rockets should be consumed. And in the S-300, the missile does not hit the target, but explodes nearby. There's even a term like this: "A mistake is okay"
    1. ankh-andrej
      ankh-andrej 16 December 2013 20: 40
      0
      Turkey does not exclude the possibility of abandoning the project to create long-range anti-aircraft missile systems together with the Chinese company China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC) due to pressure from NATO.
      http://vpk.name/news/102166_turciya_mozhet_otmenit_proekt_sozdaniya_sistemyi_pvo
      pro_sovmestno_s_kitaem.html
  4. queen
    queen 16 December 2013 08: 15
    +6
    so the second didn’t even shoot.
    and the second was not there, they have a crisis. They are digging for the second, third for free)))))
  5. makarov
    makarov 16 December 2013 08: 15
    0
    The question is tormenting, shooting (launch) was carried out by the Greeks, or Russian instructors ??
    1. jjj
      jjj 16 December 2013 08: 29
      +1
      In C-300 PMU, there is a feature, the operators, as a rule, conduct manual maintenance. There is an automatic, but ours try not to use it. Geodetic referencing is also carried out in manual mode on ramps. And in this aspect, could the hot Greek guys without training, without training, at least do something? The answer lies on the surface
      1. Alexasmi
        Alexasmi 16 December 2013 11: 48
        +2
        Do not smack nonsense, please. In manual mode, the maximum can be followed by ordinary, non-speed targets. Ballistics only in automatic tracking. Although I witnessed how the Chinese were able to capture and lead some time (before moving to the AU) in RS ballistics.
        Geodetic reference by reference points is used only for launchers, and on-load tap-changers and control gears are tied in coordinates from the top-loader. In general, all positions (main and spare) have long been measured and entered into the topographic tables, no instructors are needed for this.
    2. HAM
      HAM 16 December 2013 08: 32
      0
      20 technicians and military.
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 16 December 2013 09: 12
        +3
        The system stood for 14 (!) Years, perhaps without proper care and maintenance — specialists needed to be re-preserved, such as that.
    3. sergey69
      sergey69 16 December 2013 11: 21
      0
      A delegation came from Russia. They led the firing.
  6. Sterlya
    Sterlya 16 December 2013 08: 27
    0
    I am not a specialist in air defense systems. but I think that when such a weapon is sold to an enemy unit. nothing good comes to mind.
    Sold to Cyprus. came to Greece. maybe it was planned in advance
    1. Semurg
      Semurg 16 December 2013 08: 56
      0
      Quote: Sterlya
      I am not a specialist in air defense systems. but I think that when such a weapon is sold to an enemy unit. nothing good comes to mind.
      Sold to Cyprus. came to Greece. maybe it was planned in advance

      As far as I understand, there were instructors and embassies from Russia, the leadership approved the deal on the transfer of arms to Greece. I looked at the launch photo and thought this rocket is flying what fuel. Who knows, answer, is it not on RDX?
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  7. ReifA
    ReifA 16 December 2013 08: 31
    +4
    Considering, as I understand it, that she was orphaned from the 99th, the result is excellent. Russian staff - bravo!
  8. jjj
    jjj 16 December 2013 08: 31
    0
    Although, on the other hand, Greece is a longtime buyer of Soviet / Russian weapons. Maybe contacts after the break began to improve
  9. Simon
    Simon 16 December 2013 08: 32
    0
    My opinion is that Greece will not last long in NATO if it purchases our weapons.
    1. Jurkovs
      Jurkovs 16 December 2013 09: 20
      0
      Greece has always bought our weapons. So everything is fine here.
  10. rugor
    rugor 16 December 2013 08: 36
    +2
    I am not a specialist in air defense systems. but I think that when such a weapon is sold to an enemy unit.


    Good advertising to our not the most modern complex. If potential opponents in the form of NATO buy it for service. What can I say about the latest developments.
  11. Nayhas
    Nayhas 16 December 2013 08: 46
    +2
    Easy fucking! The complex is already 14! years as bought, and shoot the FIRST time! Moreover, not the Greeks themselves fired, but
    According to Antenna's information, a total of twenty technicians and military personnel from Russia arrived for the missile launch and prepared for the firing.

    And at xxx them S-300, if in order to prepare the complex for launch, you need to order specialists from Russia? What have you been doing for 14 years, admiring him? Thought he himself would start to bring down the Turks if necessary?
    Oh, the Greeks ... I hope This is SPARTAAAAAAA !!!!!! did not shout at start-up?
    1. Retx
      Retx 16 December 2013 08: 56
      0
      I can assume that there were no agreements with our side in terms of service and training. Remember, recently Shoigu was in Greece? Apparently now there are agreements and they can now safely use the system in Crete.
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas 16 December 2013 09: 26
        +1
        Quote: RETX
        I can assume that there were no agreements with our side in terms of service and training.

        Yes, this does not happen. These are not spears and bows. The amount of the contract always includes training in calculations and technicians, as well as warranty service and delivery of spare parts. parts, of which there are a lot of S-300 ...
        1. Retx
          Retx 16 December 2013 09: 58
          0
          So the initial contract with Cyprus was, on what conditions he went to the Greeks did not write.
  12. Pesnyadv
    Pesnyadv 16 December 2013 09: 29
    0
    It can be assumed that Greece is considering a realistic option for withdrawing from the EU and NATO.
    Will come out or not come out. but such an option is possible. We see that in Greece no improvement is yet to be seen. She is more and more driven into debt.
    The presence of weapons, independent of NATO, can cool hotheads in NATO, but to slightly scold Greece.
  13. Bykov.
    Bykov. 16 December 2013 09: 37
    0
    With the initiative, the Greeks! Buy it yourself and recommend it to others!
  14. morpogr
    morpogr 16 December 2013 11: 53
    +1
    And the S-300 is in Greece, there is everything in Greece.
    1. makarov
      makarov 16 December 2013 12: 44
      0
      and all thanks to the historical path "from the Varangians to the Greeks"
  15. Saburo
    Saburo 16 December 2013 13: 56
    0
    I wonder if there will be a reaction from Turkey? Although Erdogan may already have enough problems.
  16. APASUS
    APASUS 16 December 2013 20: 44
    0
    the first firing of the Russian-made S-300 PMU1, which is considered the best anti-aircraft missile system in NATO, took place with full success at the training ground on the island of Crete.

    Well, what else can I add? I applaud while standing!
  17. kelevra
    kelevra 16 December 2013 21: 28
    0
    Ours there also want to arrange an air base! So far, only negotiations are about it, and NATO and the US are already raging at all!
  18. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa 17 December 2013 01: 07
    +1
    “The firing was attended by the Minister of National Defense of Greece Dimitris Avramopoulos, the Chief of the General Staff of the Greek Armed Forces and all the commanders-in-chief, - said Bogdanov. - The Greek minister specifically asked to postpone the firing from December 11-12 to the next day,

    Now imagine the measure of responsibility of the men who prepared these shootings.
    Can you imagine what would have happened if the BR had not been shot down !? This is not just great shooting, this is a military-political act! This is a slap in the face of YUSA "Petroit", who knocked down 1/3 of the old logs of "Scuds". But we are not selling the most, the characteristics are probably "coarse". And nevertheless - wiped your nose with the striped! Now they have something to wrinkle their turnips over.
  19. Zubr
    Zubr 17 December 2013 18: 36
    +1
    Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
    The report of the channel emphasizes that "C-300 is a legend in the international family of anti-aircraft systems." “It’s enough to see what kind of noise is going on when Russia is going to sell it to other countries in order to understand how important it is from an operational point of view and what fear it imposes on the air forces of some countries /,” the TV channel added.


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