Infantry Weapons

Belarus develops new surface-to-air missile system

25 April 2019

Belarus has developed a new surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, dubbed TRIO, to reinforce its air force’s strike capabilities and to combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the Belorussian state military and industrial committee announced on 22 April.

“The new surface-to-air missile system developed by specialists of BSVT - New Technologies has been created to provide air defence for military and industrial facilities, land troops’ units and formations, and also to strike small-size air targets, including unmanned aerial vehicles,” the committee said in a press release.

The system consists of an automated mobile command-and-control (C2) battle management station equipped with a photographic reconnaissance unit (PRU), a modernised 9K35 Strela-10 (NATO SA-13 ‘Gopher’) self-propelled mobile SAM system, a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) Shilka (ZSU-23-4), and a ‘Berserk’ remotely operated weapon station (ROWS).

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