MBDA and Retia present a new upgrade version of the Russian made SA-6 Gainful at IDET 2011 1005112
IDET 2011 - Modernized version of SA-6 air defense system
Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 10:10 PM
MBDA and Retia present a new upgrade version of the Russian made SA-6 Gainful at IDET 2011.
At the International Exhibition of Defence and Security Technologies IDET 2001, the French Company MBDA and the Czech Company Retia present a joint modernization project of Russian made SA-6 Gainful air defense vehicle, armed with three Surface-to-Air missile Aspide 2000, the SA-6 2K12 KUB CZ.
Modernized SA-6 2K12 KUB CZ
Retia is a Czech Company involved in developement and production of the C4I systems, radar equipment, image processing, air traffic control systems, simulators, training simulators. For the SA-6 modernization, Retia made the complete replacement of surveillance and fire control radar electronics, target illuminator, new communication means and new operators' workstations.
The new 2K12 KUB CZ is armed with three Aspide 2000 missile launcher
This upgraded version of SA-6 is called 2K12 KUB CZ, it's a mobile all weather, short range Air Defence missile system. With the use of Aspic 2000 missile, the intercept coverage of the System is well in excess of 23 km in all direction. The 2K12 KUB CZ is able to track, intercept and engage target from 25 metres up to 12 km with spedd up to Mach 1.8.
The 2K12 KUB CZ is armed with three Aspide 2000 Missile launcher in place of the old Russian Kub launcher station. Aspide 2000 missile is a most powerful and upgraded version of the Aspide multirole missile used for Surface-to-Air applications. Aspide 2000 embodies all most modern electronic features to improve its guidance characteristics and effectiveness in heavy clutter and ECM environments.