Russian company TASS reported that Russia’s Design Bureau of Machine-Constructing outdoors Moscow (a part of the Excessive Precision Weapons Firm of the Rostec state coporation) has ready for serial manufacturing Gibka-S, Russia’s first Very Brief-Vary Air Protection (VSHORAD) system. The VSHORAD system can interact plane, helicopters, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial automobiles (UAVs) and precision weapons. The export-oriented modification of the Gibka-S air protection system is absolutely prepared for serial manufacturing. Gibka-S makes use of serially produced missiles for MANPADs, comparable to Igla-S and Verba. The acceptance trials of the very short-range air defence (VSHORAD) system had been accomplished in December 2019. The trials validated the acknowledged specs of the system parts.

Gibka-S has the aptitude to guard deployed and marching models from the specter of low and intensely low flying plane throughout day and evening. It’s composed of two main parts, together with a fight car and a commander’s reconnaissance and fight management car. The sunshine air defence system underwent preliminary trials earlier than the state trials. Completion of the state trials represents a major milestone within the commissioning of the system with the Russian armed forces. KBM collaborated with its companions, together with NPP Rubin, FGUP NII prikladnoy akustiki, Gosudarstvenny ryazanskiy priborny zavod, Saratovskiy agregatny zavod, VNII Sign, and FGUP GosNIIAS, for the event of the Gibka-S VSHORAD system.


The commander’s reconnaissance and fight management car of the Gibka-S system has a crew of three members. (Picture by JSC RPC KBM)

The Gibka-S VSHORAD system additionally includes a commander’s reconnaissance and fight management car (CRCV) for battery commander. The CRCV is meant for automated management of the MANPADS sections mounted on the fight car. Outfitted with Garmon 1L122-2E small-size radar, the car allows communication with the upper command posts. As soon as a goal is detected, the fight management car alerts one of many fight automobiles to interact it. The radar has a goal protection vary of as much as 40km and may detect targets flying at an altitude of 10km.The 9?332 fight car and the 9S937 CRCV are primarily based on the Tigr armoured car. The Tigr platform can attain a street pace of greater than 110km/h. The car measures 5.6m lengthy and a couple of.4m vast. It has an operational vary of over 1,000km and may cross waterways with a depth of 1.2m.

The VSHORAD system can fireplace Verba or Igla-S (9?336, 9?342, 9?39) transportable surface-to-air missiles to defeat incoming and receding aerial targets. The infrared-guided missiles are put in on a turret mounted on the fight car. The 72.2mm Igla-S 9M342 missile has a size of 1,690mm and a weight of 11.3kg. Powered by a strong propellant booster, the missile can strike targets flying at an altitude of as much as 3,500m at a pace of 400m/s. It has a most goal engagement vary of as much as 6,000m. An optical homing passive seeker directs the missile in the direction of the goal. The Igla-S missile is fitted with a high-explosive (HE) blast fragmentation warhead with a proximity and influence fuse. The Verba 9?336 is a 72mm missile with goal vary and altitude just like that of the Igla-S missile. Guided by a tri-mode passive homing seeker, the Verba missile carries a HE warhead weighing 2.5kg.

The Gibka-S VSHORAD system can engage low flying aircraft
The Gibka-S self-propelled very short-range air defence (VSHORAD) system can interact low flying plane. (Picture by JSC RPC KBM)