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MAKS 2013: New S-350 air defence system unveiled

29th August 2013 - 17:18 GMT | by Ian Kemp in Moscow

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Almaz-Antei displayed publicly for the first time its new S-350E Yityaz medium range air defence system at the MAKS 2013 air show near Moscow.

If trials scheduled to begin later this year are successful, the system could enter Russian service in 2014.

The S-350E system consists of three vehicles: the PU 50B6E launcher, the MFR 50N6E fire control radar, and the PBU 50K6E command and control unit. A single command post would typically control a battery of two radars and up to eight launchers.

Each mobile launcher, mounted on an 8x8 heavy duty chassis, is equipped with 12 9M96E2 vertically-launched

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Ian Kemp

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Ian Kemp has written extensively on historical and modern defence issues for publications in Europe, …

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