Ukraine’s Rare S-300V1 Air-Defense System Spotted in the East of Ukraine

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The S-300V SAM at the military parade in Kyiv / Photo credits: VoidWanderer
The S-300V SAM at the military parade in Kyiv / Photo credits: VoidWanderer

All means are good to withstand russia’s aerial attack threat, considering that Ukraine sorely lacking long-range air defense systems

The footage of this Soviet SAM was uploaded by the Ukraine Weapons Tracker Twitter account.

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The system was completely adopted in 1988 to replace 2K11 Krug.

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The 2K11 Krug SAM / Photo credits: George Chernilevsky

According to the Military Balance 2020, Ukraine has 4 divisions of the S-300V systems. They were returned back to service due to russian aggression in 2014.

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The S-300V1 of the 137th brigade on duty / Photo credits: Ukrainian military portal

The SAM has the following characteristics:

Aerodynamic target kill zone:

  • in distances up to 100 km;
  • in height 0.025-30 km;
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