Ukraine upgrades self-propelled anti-tank missile system Shturm-S


On July 24, 2020, the State Enterprise Design Bureau Luch (Kiev) and State Company Artem presented a sample of the modernized GKKB Luch combat vehicle 9P149 of the Soviet-era self-propelled anti-tank missile system 9K114 Shturm-S. The testing of the upgraded system is scheduled to begin in the near future.
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Prototype of the modernized 9P149 combat vehicle with self-propelled anti-tank missile system 9K114 Shturm-S (Picture source: screenshot of a video broadcasted by the Ukrainian government)


The prototype was shown during a visit by the new Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleg Urusky to the state enterprise Kiev Design Bureau "Luch".

According to BMPD Live Journal, the modernized version of the Shturm-S is armed with RK-2V Barrier-V guided missiles developed by the Luch State Design Bureau, with a laser beam guidance system whose range is claimed to reach 6 km, instead of the standard 9M114 ATGM. 9K114 Shturm ( Assault) is a SACLOS radio-guided anti-tank missile system dating back to the Soviet era. Its NATO reporting name is AT-6 Spiral. The missile itself is known as the 9M114 Kokon (Cocoon).

For target detection and missile guidance, an optical-electronic system OPSN-I developed by the State Enterprise Izyum Instrument-Making Plant is installed in the front of the vehicle. The OPSN-I product provides a target detection range of up to 14,5 kilometers. Interestingly, this system is rather intended for aviation, not for land vehicles.


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Prototype of the modernized 9P149 combat vehicle with self-propelled anti-tank missile system 9K114 Shturm-S (Picture source: screenshot of a video broadcasted by the Ukrainian government)


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