Tomahawk is an all-weather submarine or ship-launched land-attack cruise missile. After launch, a solid propellant propels the missile until a small turbofan engine takes over for the cruise portion of flight. Tomahawk is a highly survivable weapon. Radar detection is difficult because of the missile’s small cross-section, low altitude flight. Similarly, infrared detection is difficult because the turbofan engine emits little heat. Systems include Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver; an upgrade of the optical Digital Scene Matching Area Correlation (DSMAC) system; Time of Arrival (TOA) control, and improved 402 turbo engines.
S-300 & S-400 Missiles
The S-300 (NATO reporting name SA-10 Grumble) is a series of initially Soviet and later Russian long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by NPO Almaz, all based on the initial S-300P version. The S-300 system was developed to defend against aircraft and cruise missiles for the Soviet Air Defence Forces. Subsequent variations were developed to intercept ballistic missiles.
The S-300 system was first deployed by the Soviet Union in 1979, designed for the air defence of large industrial and administrative facilities, military bases, and control of airspace against enemy strike aircraft. Continue reading “S-300 & S-400 Missiles”
The Buk-2M SA-17
The Buk-2M (SA-17`Grizzly’) low/high altitude surface-to-air missile system.The export version of the Buk-2M is known as Ural (after the Russianriver) and has already completed initial trials. The Buk-2M has been built in two versions: tracked and semi-trailer-mounted. When compared to the tracked version, the trailer version has greater strategic mobility and is probably cheaper to manufacture, operate and maintain. It is therefore likely to have greater export potential.
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