RUSSIA SHOWS OFF BUK-M3 AIR-DEFENSE SYSTEM WITH BRAND NEW OPTICAL TRACKER (PHOTOS)

Russia’s air-defense manufacturer Almaz-Antey has presented a 9А317М-E TELAR [Transporter Erector Launcher And Radar] of the Buk-M3 “Viking” medium-ran air-defense system equipped with a brand new optical tracker.

The upgraded TELAR was showcased at the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2021 that opened its doors on August 22.

The new optical tracker, which appears to be equipped with an infrared camera, a day camera, and a laser range-finder, is housed in a gyro stabilized gimbal platform.

 

 

Almaz-Antey also showcased at Army-2021 the export version of the target acquisition radar for the Buk-M3, the 9S38E. The radar can detect aerial targets with a maximum range of 200 km.

 

The air-defense system has an effective range of 70 km and a maximum engagement altitude of 35 km. The systems’ 9А317М-E TELAR can be armed with up to six 9M317M missiles.

Russia Shows Off Buk-M3 Air-Defense System With Brand New Optical Tracker (Photos)

The Buk-M3 has already entered service with the Russian military. Egypt was reportedly the first customer of the system. The TELAR and acquisition radar showcased at Army-2021 were painted in Egyptian military camouflage, which suggest that Egypt has either received the system or will receive it very soon.

Via https://southfront.org/russia-shows-off-buk-m3-air-defense-system-with-brand-new-optical-tracker-photos/