Four of Russia's airborne troops equipped with VERBA 9K333 MANPADS air defense missile system 11001161

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 Four of Russia's airborne troops equipped with VERBA 9K333 MANPADS air defense missile system.
Four of Russia's airborne troop units have been supplied with the latest Verba 9K333 man-portable air defense system (MANPADS) between 2014 and 2015, Head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Airborne Forces Informational Support Section Evgeniy Meshkov said Sunday, 10 January, 2016.
     
Four of Russia's airborne troop units have been supplied with the latest Verba man-portable air defense system (MANPADS) between 2014 and 2015, Head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Airborne Forces Informational Support Section Evgeniy Meshkov said Sunday, 10 January, 2016.VERBA 9K333 man-portable air defense system (MANPADS) missile at MAKS Air Show 2015 near Moscow.
     
"The newest combat equipment was supplied in bundles which included the Verba man-portable surface-to-air defense system with the Barnaul-T automatic control system, as well as a single learning and training set," Meshkov said.

The Russian army's airborne troops have also received computer packages for training and preparing MANPADS specialist operators, Meshkov added. New equipment has been supplied to the Novorossiysk, Ivanovo, Tula and Pskov airborne units, according to Meshkov.

The VERBA 9K333 is the next generation of MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System) designed and manufactured in Russia by the Company KBM (Konstruktorskoye Byuro Mashinostroyeniya). The systems was unveiled for the first time during the defense exhibition in Russia Army-2015.

The VERBA 9K333 uses the missile 9M336 with new multispectral optical seeker which uses three sensors - ultraviolet, near-infrared, and mid-infrared - as opposed to the dual-waveband infrared used in the Igla-S system.

The VERBA 9K333 MANPADS can hit targets at ranges from 500 to 6,500 meters, at an altitudes of up to 4.5 kilometers, and at a speed of up to 500 meters/second.
 

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