Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Russia develops new Gibka-S self-propelled air defence system

The joint stock company «Research-and-production corporation «Konstruktorskoye byuro mashynostroyeniya» (JSC «RPC «KBM») has developed new Gibka-S self-propelled air defence vehicle designed to operate the 9K333 Verba surface to air missile.

The Gibka-S is a  self-propelled anti-aircraft missile system to provide the armed forces with short-range air defence capability. The new self-propelled air defence system consists of launchers based on Tigr wheeled armoured vehicle and automated air defence command and control vehicle.

The Gibka-S system uses four Verba (or Igla-S optional) infrared-guided manportable air defence system (MANPADS) missiles on a turret fitted to an Tigr 4×4 all-terrain armoured vehicle.


Verba 9K333 (Willow), a new generation man-portable air defence missile system (MANPADS), entered service with the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in 2014. It is developed by Joint Stock Company Research and Production Corporation Konstruktorskoye byuro mashynostroyeniya (JSC RPC KBM).

Gibka-S  automated air defence command and control vehicle. Photo by
Gibka-S automated air defence command and control vehicle. Photo by

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