This year, for the first time, platoon sets of the Gibka-S ultra-short-range mobile anti-aircraft missile system will begin to arrive in the troops. This was reported in the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
"Combat vehicles are equipped with reconnaissance means and an automated control system, which is part of a single tactical control system, which will allow them to conduct round-the-clock combat duty on air defense and control fire in real time," the department noted.
It is known that the Gibka-S short-range anti-aircraft missile system is designed to combat aircraft, helicopters, drones, cruise missiles and precision weapons systems flying at low and extremely low altitudes. This means of air defense can be used at any time of the day and in conditions of limited visibility. The complex is equipped with four ready-to-launch Igla, Igla-S or Willow missiles and is mounted on the chassis of the Tiger-M armored car.
Earlier it was reported that thanks to the 1L122 "Accordion" radar station, this complex can detect a target at a distance of 40 kilometers and destroy air objects flying at low altitudes at a speed of up to 400 meters per second. At the same time, portable anti-aircraft guns "Willow" and "Needle" are used, capable of hitting a target at a distance of up to 6 kilometers.
During the tests, the Gibka-S complex installed on the Tiger armored car demonstrated the ability to hit air targets during movement. He then fired at a speed of about 30 kilometers per hour. It is also known that in motion, the control vehicle of this air defense complex can communicate with combat vehicles at a distance of at least eight kilometers.
The Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation also reported that this year the military districts will continue to supply modern portable anti-aircraft missile systems "Willow", which have high efficiency under the influence of optical interference.