Army 2019: New Addition Made to Russian Viking SAM System

The Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defence Corporation presented a new transporter, erector, launcher and radar (TELAR) vehicle designated as the 9A383E at the Army 2019 defence exhibition held in Kubinka close to Moscow on 25-30 June. The 9A383E is being offered to foreign customers as an additional component of the 9A317ME Viking surface-to-air...

The Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defence Corporation presented a new transporter, erector, launcher and radar (TELAR) vehicle designated as the 9A383E at the Army 2019 defence exhibition held in Kubinka close to Moscow on 25-30 June.

The 9A383E is being offered to foreign customers as an additional component of the 9A317ME Viking surface-to-air missile (SAM) system.

The Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defence Corporation presented a new transporter, erector, launcher and radar (TELAR) vehicle designated as the 9A383E at Army 2019. (IHS Markit/Miko Vranic)
The Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defence Corporation presented a new transporter, erector, launcher and radar (TELAR) vehicle designated as the 9A383E at Army 2019. (IHS Markit/Miko Vranic)

The Viking is an export name for the 9K317M Buk-M3 medium-range SAM system, which is the latest iteration of the Buk SAM system family. The Buk-M3 has an engagement range of 70 km and a maximum target altitude of 35 km. The 9A383E tracked TELAR carries four 9M83ME missiles, with an engagement range of 100 km against aerial targets and 40 km against ballistic targets, and a maximum target altitude of 30 km and 25 km against aerial and ballistic targets respectively.

Source: www.janes.com