Acceptance tests of Russian-made S-350 Vityaz air defense missile will be completed end of 2017 12604171

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Acceptance tests of Russian-made S-350 Vityaz air defense missile will be completed end of 2017.
Government acceptance tests of the new Russian-made air defense missile system S-350 Vityaz will be completed by the end of 2017, Designer General of Almaz-Antey air and space defense concern Pavel Sozinov said in an interview with the National Defense magazine.
     
Government acceptance tests of the new Russian-made air defense system S-350 Vityaz will be completed by the end of 2017, Designer General of Almaz-Antey air and space defense concern Pavel Sozinov said in an interview with the National Defense magazine.
Air defense missile system S-350 Vityaz battery at MAKS Air Show near Moscow in August 2013
     
"Government certification tests will be over this year. Preliminary firing tests are in progress," he said. Radar and control systems have been tested in full with no major remarks.

"Over the remaining testing period the required statistics of combat launches and of interception of real targets in various maneuvering conditions are to be gathered," Sozinov said.

The S-350E Vityaz 50R6 is a new mobile ground-to-air defense system designed, developed and manufactured in Russia by the Russian Defense Company Almaz-Antey. Development of a Vityaz began in the early 1990s with a series of successful system firings against various target types.

The S-350 Vityaz was presented for the first time to the public in Moscow during the MAKS, Air Show in August 2013.

The missile for the S-350E Vityaz 50R6 is the 9M96 which was originally designed for the S-400 system. This missile is designed for air defence with a range of up to 15 km and features passive IR homing guidance. The 9M96 is a dual-role anti-missile and anti-aircraft missile. The smaller 9M100 missile can be also used against aircraft, UAVs and cruise missiles

A typical S-350E Vityaz 50R6 battery includes a shelter-mounted fire-control system with integral radar that carries out target surveillance and tracking functions, three missile container-launcher platforms and a missile resupply vehicle. All three components are mounted on the same forward control (6 × 6) cross-country truck chassis.
     
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