The Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade of Armed Forces of Ukraine in Odessa has received upgraded version of the S-300PS surface-to-air missile defense systems. That was reported by Ukrainian Military TV.
Air defense weapons systems are holding a special place within the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ weapons arsenal.
These weapons systems, operating in a stand-by combat duty mode, are providing the most important government buildings and industrial and military installations with robust protection and defense against air-launched threats of all types.
This task is assigned to the surface-to-air missile (SAM) system of the S-300PS (NATO reporting name SA-10 GRUMBLE) type, which was designed by the Almaz Central Design Bureau in the Russian Federation.
The S-300 air defense system is deployed in its various configurations and modifications with the armored forces of Ukraine and a host of other countries throughout the world. The more advanced modification S-300PMU (NATO code name SA-10C GRUMBLE), introduced in 1992 for the export market, is a little bit dissimilar from the baseline design by way of the composition of its equipment set.
For maintaining the equipment and weapons inventory deployed with the Ukrainian Army’s air defense missile units combat worthy, a specialist organization, known as the Center for Armaments and Military Hardware (CAMH), was set up within the structure of the State Enterprise Ukroboronservice. The CAMH is also responsible for developing and running overhaul and upgrade programs for air defense weapons and associated equipment.