Russian weapon s-400 missile defense systems
Domestic anti-aircraft missiles (SAM), S-400 “Triumph” are guarded by Russian airspace the basis of the tactical air defense component of the US and NATO – a set of Patriot. Military expert and editor of the Internet site “Vestnik PVO” Said Aminov – compare the features of the two systems, and explained why the protective “umbrella” national “Triumph” reliable.
S-400 missile launcher
“American missile launcher Patriot works, in fact, only in a certain direction – launcher inclined type. It takes s-400 intelligence dangerous direction if the opponent will go to the rear, then in fact the system does not provide its functionality, “- said the expert.
According to s-400, the Russian development devoid of such shortcomings, because missiles “Triumph” has a vertical run, the whole system allows bombardment of targets in all directions of 360 degrees. The expert said s-400 that the range of the missiles systems differs significantly.
“s-400 Missiles for basic modifications Patriot – Pac-Pac-1 and 2 have a launch range of 160 km, while the rocket family 48H6 give utmost launch range of 250 km,” – says Amin.
“Triumph” may use up to three different types of missiles capable of striking the whole range of air targets, including complex – low-flying missiles, elements of precision guided weapons, ballistic missiles s-400, “- explains the expert. Thus, according to Aminov, rockets “Triumph” can hit ballistic targets flying at a speed of 4.5 thousand meters per second, the complex United States this is not possible.
The expert recalled that the creators engaged in the modernization of Patriot complex after his participation in “Operation Desert Storm”. “Despite the high consumption of US anti-aircraft missiles, ballistic missiles s-400 Iraq were amazed, but affects the body, in fact Saddam Hussein missile finds its target, so was defeated by an American base,” – said Amin. According to the expert, there were cases when The Patriot shot down several of their own fighters.
According to military experts, in the near future on the Russian weaponry “Triumph” will comes new missile. “S-400 is a very large-scale missile range, it ends today state tests. The range of its flight will reach 400 km. The-horizon missile able to hit targets such interesting as aircraft transponders, airborne early warning aircraft, “- said the expert.
In general, according to Aminov, S-400 “Triumph” provides greater protection to hide behind objects, than the American Patriot. “Russian” umbrella “will be much wider and more voluminous than the US. It will be such a round hemisphere, covering an object, next to which is SAM. In our complex range exceeds the US at least half time for aerodynamic purposes, and at least two, if not two and a half times the ballistic targets “, – concluded the military expert.