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MSPO 2016: New missile touted for SA-8

9th September 2016 - 13:03 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Kielce


Polish defence company WZU and Diehl BGT Defence are working together to integrate the latter’s IRIS-T surface-to-air missile on an upgraded version of the 9K33 OSA (SA-8 Gecko) surface to air missile vehicle.

A mock-up of the missile integration on an upgraded version of the SA-8 was on public display at the MSPO exhibition in Kielce, Poland, for the first time.

The upgraded SA-8 brings the vehicle in line with NATO standards, featuring a Mode 4/5 IFF system, an eye-safe laser rangefinder, increased resistance to passive and active interference, better radar signal digital processing, and increased detection of low radar

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

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