Connect with us

EurAsian Region

Not S-400s, Russia To Deploy ‘Unique’ S-350 Anti-Ballistic Missiles Against NATO – Reports

The Vityaz S-350 anti-aircraft missile system is expected to bolster the defence of southern Russia and should enter service in 2021.



Russia is set to deploy the deadly Vityaz S-350 anti-aircraft missile system in the Leningrad Region, according to reports. The Vityaz S-350 with a striking range of 60 km is expected to bolster the defence of Russian armed forces and ward off threats from NATO ships and aircraft.

The first S-350 surface-to-air missile system will arrive at its permanent deployment site in the Leningrad Region according to reports. The S-350 was first test-fired in the southern Astrakhan Region in January earlier this year. According to Lieutenant General Alexander Gorkov, the S-350 will replace the S-300PS, which have exhausted Russian resources.

The Vitzay S-350 is intended to combat advanced standoff weapons threats, such as cruise missiles, manned (including stealth) aircraft, medium and heavy unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as tactical ballistic missiles.

The S-350 is mounted on wheels thus making it highly mobile and can be deployed in a combat position in just five minutes. At the same time, launchers, radars and a control centre can be located at a distance of several kilometres from each other.

The maximum firing distance is listed as only 60 km but according to experts, the distance could be as much as 120kms. One S-350 division includes 12 launchers, each of which has 12 missiles. That is, their total number in the salvo reaches 144 pieces.

The S-350 can fire several types of interceptors: the active radar-seeking 9M96E/9M96M (40-kilometer firing distance, 20 km target altitude) and 9М96Е2 (120 km firing distance, 30 km target altitude) as well as the infrared-guided 9M100 (firing distance up to 10 km).

Additionally, if the Vitzay S-350 is deployed along with the Pantsir-S1 SAM/anti-aircraft artillery system, they can establish a nearly impenetrable air-defence zone for incoming aerial vehicles, including low-sized and low-altitude assets.

The addition of Vitzay S-350 will provide more cover for Russian forces in case of belligerence by enemy forces. 12 new S-350 divisions are expected to enter service between 2021 and 2027 as per reports by the Russian Ministry of Defence.




Featured10 mins ago

CAUGHT LIVE: Australian Soldier ‘Caught On Camera’ Shooting Unarmed Afghan Prisoner

In a shocking revelation, a US Marine has told Australia’s National Broadcaster, ABC, that the Australian Special Forces killed an...

Americas9 hours ago

DE-CODED: Why US’ 6th-Gen Fighter Jets Could Be Nothing But Modified F-22 Raptors & F-35 Jets?

Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 stealth fighter jets have cemented United States’ reputation as an absolute powerhouse when it comes to...

Americas11 hours ago

Awed With Chinese & Turkish Drones, US Pours In Billions Of Dollars To Develop ‘Drone Killers’: WATCH

Drones or unmanned vehicles are becoming a major threat as more and more countries are developing and relying on it....

Featured11 hours ago

WATCH: Tibetan Soldiers Singing Indian Patriotic Song In Ladakh; Vow To Take Revenge From China

In a display of unity and solidarity, the Tibetan soldiers belonging to the Special Frontier Force (SFF) sang a patriotic...

Americas16 hours ago

Japanese F35s, US Navy Display Their ‘Muscle Power’ Amid Chinese Belligerence In The Indo-Pacific

The US and Japan are continuing the efforts to thwart Chinese influence in the Indo- Pacific region with joint military...

Expert Reviews17 hours ago

Not LCA Tejas, This Was India’s 1st Indigenous Fighter Jet That Terrorized Pak Air Force Without Even A Single Loss

Aatmanirbhar Bharat or self-reliant India is the new slogan introduced by the current BJP government, but the importance of building...

India-UAE India-UAE
Featured20 hours ago

Why Satellite Hacking Has Become The ‘Biggest Global Threat’ For Countries Like US, China, Russia & India?

The US Air Force in April this year organised a hackathon to test the vulnerabilities of its military satellites in...

CPEC-Project CPEC-Project
Featured21 hours ago

Bloody Days Ahead As India, Pakistan Join Two Opposite Military-Blocks Of The Middle-East

OPED By Haider Abbas. Edited By Younis Dar

Featured23 hours ago

Indian Air Force Bound To Reject Gripen Fighter Jets After SAAB’ Secretive Military Deal With Pakistan?

Having been ruled out of the race for Indian Air Force’s (IAF) procurement of modern fighters for their depleted squadrons...

Trump-Putin-Meeting Trump-Putin-Meeting
Americas24 hours ago

Like Iran, US Looks To ‘Take-Out’ Its 2nd Biggest Global Adversary But Russia Determined To Thwart Plans

With rising tensions in Latin America, the US and Russia are yet again using their influence in the region. In...