Venezuela ground-to-air air defence missile system BUK-M2E during military exercise.




The Buk-M2E (NATO name SA-17 Grizzly) is a russian made mobile medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system designed to defend field troops and logistical installations against air threats.

The SA-17 Gadfly uses the new 9M317 missile. The weight of the missile is 581 kg, including the 62 kg blast fragmentation warhead initiated by a dual-mode radar proximity fuze. Dimensions of the hull are 5.18 m length; 0.36 m maximum diameter. Range is 2.5 – 32 km in a 3S90M “Shtil-1” naval missile system. Altitude of targets from 15 m up to 15 km (and from 10 m to 10 km against other missiles). The 9M317 missiles can be fired at 2 second intervals, while its reaction (readiness) time is up to 10 s.

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