Thursday, October 1, 2020

Islamic State captured another 2K12 Kub surface-to-air missile

The Islamic State rebels  captured another 2K12 Kub surface-to-air missile in Deir ez-Zor, Syria.

The 2K12 Kub Surface to Air Missile system was developed for PVO-SV (Soviet Army Air Defence) and other Warpac Armies to perform a role analogous to that of the S-125 / SA-3 Goa in the service of the PVO.

Each 2K12 battery consists of a number of similar tracked vehicles, one of which carries the 1S91 (SURN vehicle, NATO designation “Straight Flush”) 25 kW G/H band radar (with a range of 75 km (47 mi)) equipped with a continuous wave illuminator, in addition to an optical sight.

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The battery usually also includes four triple-missile transporter erector launchers (TELs), and four trucks, each carrying three spare missiles and a crane. The TEL is based on a GM-578 chassis, while the 1S91 radar vehicle is based on a GM-568 chassis, all developed and produced by MMZ.

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