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Belarus unveils Buk-MB3K SAM system

Belarus-based defence industrial group TSP OKB announced on 15 April its latest surface-to-air missile (SAM) system Buk-MB3K.

Belarus unveiled Buk-MB3K SAM system (State Authority for Military Industry of the Republic of Belarus)

Belarus unveiled Buk-MB3K SAM system (State Authority for Military Industry of the Republic of Belarus)

According to the Belarusian state military and industrial committee, the system has a self-propelled firing unit equipped with a newly developed S-range solid state phased array AESA radar capable of detecting air targets at ranges up to 130 km. The radar can perform automatic target detection and tracking, measuring the primary data of an aerial target, including azimuth and range, and the radial speed in both active and passive modes.

The system is capable of automatically classifying targets such as helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, cruise missiles, balloons, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and can produce bearing data on different jamming sources. The system uses its radar and electro-optic equipment to automatically carry out all-round air targets searches and classification.

The company claims that the radar can effectively operate against active counter fire and intensive electronic counter-countermeasures.

The system features an automated mobile command-and-control battle management station that is fully integrated within the air-defence network, ensuring communications and data sharing between the different components of the air-defence missile system and its control system and radar. It also features a control network that ensures reliable operation of all systems, as well as automatic diagnostics of equipment.

The system is mounted on a four-axle truck MZKT-69225 produced by the Belarusian automobile company MZKT. The truck can carry up to 17,300 kg loads and travel at a speed up to 60 km/h.

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