Russian military facilities closed down Morpheus


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In Russia, a new anti-aircraft missile complex short-range "Morpheus." On this, as reported by ITAR-TASS news agency, said the Russian Air Force Commander Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin said. "The system is designed to shield military sites, has both active and passive means of combat" — said the commander in chief, noting that "'Morpheus' will destroy everything that moves in the air within a radius of five kilometers."

The development of air defense system "Morpheus" is engaged in design office Concern PVO "Almaz-Antey". Work began in 2007. As expected, the new system will go to the Russian Air Force in 2015. To date, according to unconfirmed reports, "Almaz-Antey" has created a prototype of a new anti-aircraft complex, which can be displayed at MAKS-2011 in Zhukovsky. Exact specifications perspective SAMs are still unknown.

In April 2010, the general director of "Almaz-Antey" Igor Ashurbeyli said that "Morpheus" will be part of the aerospace defense Russia along with a set of medium-range "Knight". According to Zelin, "'Knight' at times superior standing in the arms of the Russian air defense system S-300." One of the new complex launcher can carry up to 16 missiles. In this case, SAM will be able to destroy air targets at the same range as the C-300. In addition, the "Knight" will be able to detect, track and fire at a greater number of targets.

Creating a Russian aerospace defense system began in 2011. According to the plan of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian aerospace defense system will include air and missile defense. According to the Chief of the General Staff, Army General Nikolai Makarov, the combined system will create an "umbrella", which will cover Russia from the "ballistic missiles of intermediate range missiles, cruise missiles from various bases including those with extremely low altitudes at any time, in any situation . "

As expected, in the ASD will be included air defense system "Morpheus", "Hero", the S-400 "Triumph" and C-500 "Triumphant-M". The latter should enter service in Russia in 2015.

PS I understand that it can be said that this project is not only implemented to the end, ie not quite podhodyatsy under theme of the site, but damn good news, so I can not post it.

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