Ukraine’s Military Hunted Down Four russia’s S-300 Air Defense Systems And a Rare 9S19 Imbir Air Surveillance Radar

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Several russia's S-300s and the Imbir radar system were destroyed / Illustrative photo from open sources
Several russia's S-300s and the Imbir radar system were destroyed / Illustrative photo from open sources

The 9C19 Imbir (NATO- designator: High Screen) radar is part of the S-300B air defense system, which is extremely rare even in the russian federation, designed to destroy ballistic missiles

The Ukrainian servicemen continue to successfully hunt and reduce the "population" of russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems. Over the last day, four enemy S-300 air defense systems were destroyed in the southern regions of Ukraine.

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russia's 9S19 Imbir radar / Illustrative photo from open sources

Moreover, the 9S19 Imbir radar was destroyed with them. It is a part of the S-300B air defense system and is primarily intended for the detection of ballistic missiles, the Operational Command "South" reported.

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"It was definitely established that 39 rocket launchers, 4 S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, the 9S19 radar station, the Voloshka 82-caliber automatic mortar, and 9 units of armored and automotive equipment were destroyed," the report says.

Ukraine’s Military Hunted Down Four russia’s S-300 Air Defense Systems And a Rare 9S19 Imbir Air Surveillance Radar, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
russia's 9S19 Imbir radar / Illustrative photo from open sources

Defense Express notes that the 9S19 Imbir radar is an extremely valuable trophy, because the S-300V complex, which is almost completely different from the S-300P and was created primarily as a means of anti-missile defense against Pershing-type ballistic missiles, is extremely rare even in russia.

This radar can detect the Pershing- type ballistic targets at a range of 75 to 175 km and was actually the main element that provided the anti-missile capabilities of the entire S-300V complex. Also, the attempt to use the S-300V, or the 9C19 Imbir, in the south of Ukraine is connected with the fact that the russians most likely tried to localize the HIMARS systems for the counter-battery fight. But, as practice has shown, no results.

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