Russia’s New Buk-M3 ‘Kill-All’ Missile to Enter Service in 2016

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The Buk-M3 medium-range surface-to-air missile system, a modernized version of the Buk-M2 system, features advanced electronic components and a deadly new missile and could be regarded as a completely new system.

Developed by the Tikhomirov Design Bureau outside Moscow, the Buk-M3 is widely viewed as the world’s best means of intercepting low-flying cruise missiles.

The previous modification — Buk-M2, is currently regarded as one of the most efficient in its class.

The Buk-3M’s target-destruction probability has reached 0.9999 and its maximum destruction range has been increased by 25 kilometers and now stands at 70 kilometers.

A battery of Buk-M3 missiles can track and engage up to 36 targets simultaneously, while its advanced 9R31M missile is capable of knocking down all existing flying objects, including highly maneuverable ones, even during active electronic jamming.

The Buk-M3 can also engage sea and land targets, due to its vertical launch capability.

Full article: Russia’s New Buk-M3 ‘Kill-All’ Missile to Enter Service in 2016 (Sputnik News)

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