The Russian Army in & nbsp; will soon receive on & nbsp; arming of portable anti-aircraft missile systems of increased range. As stated by the industrial director of the Rostec Bekkhan Ozdoev weapons complex , the development is carried out by companies that are part of the state-owned company. Looking ahead, the new long-range MANPADS are expected to significantly expand the air defense capabilities of the Russian Army.
Russian experts are working on increasing the maximum range of MANPADS, which is currently no more than five to six kilometers. The missile guidance system is also being improved. The sensitivity of the MANPADS homing head will be considerably increased. This will increase the likelihood of destroying small targets, such as dragging ammunition or unmanned aerial vehicles. At what stage is the work, whether a new anti-aircraft complex is being created or whether there are plans to modernize the existing ones, it is not reported.
To & nbsp; currently, two MANPADS are produced for military units & nbsp; & mdash; Igla-S and & nbsp; “ Willow ''. The most perfect is the “ Verba & # 39; & # 39; & nbsp; & mdash; It features a tri-spectra homing head, which allows you to effectively hit targets with low contrast in the thermal range, such as drones. The composition of Verba, in addition to missiles and launching devices, includes means of “friend or foe” recognition, reconnaissance and control modules, detection of aerial targets. The anti-aircraft complex is designed to destroy planes and helicopters, as well as cruise missiles and drones at heights ranging from 10m to 4.5m. km and & nbsp; to & nbsp; scope of & nbsp; 500 m … These indicators greatly exceed the capacities of foreign MANPADS. For example, the US FIM-92 Stinger is capable of downing targets at altitudes ranging from 180m to 3.8km.
At & nbsp; is currently preparing for & nbsp; adoption on & nbsp; armament is being prepared for the third MANPADS, capable of hitting targets without & nbsp; react to & nbsp; heat traps. We are talking about & nbsp; portable complex 'Label'. When arming MANPADS troops with the mark, the effectiveness of fighting a variety of targets in the air will increase, including the helicopters already mentioned, and & nbsp; also attack aircraft and unmanned aircraft assets.
In the near future, the armaments of army units will adopt such systems, as a combat vehicle for anti-aircraft gunner squads “Typhoon-Air Defense”, a new “Pantsir-SM-SV” anti-aircraft missile complex, a means of combating small unmanned aerial vehicles & nbsp; & mdash; 57mm anti-aircraft artillery complex ; Derivation-Air Defense & # 39 ;.