Russia’s new Gibka-S self-propelled very short-range air defence (VSHORAD) system has completed its state trials, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced in a press release on 25 December.
“State trials of the [Gibka-S] system were successfully completed earlier this month. The declared specifications of the prototypes of the battery commander’s reconnaissance-and-control vehicle and the air defence squadron combat vehicle armed with manportable air defence system [MANPADS] firing units were confirmed,” the MoD said.
The Gibka-S VSHORAD system has been integrated into the joint tactical-level command system and can engage aerial targets while moving or stationary. The combat vehicle is fitted with a multichannel electro-optical targeting-and-tracking subsystem, quick power drives, and a surface-to-air missile (SAM) remote control unit.