The Russian BUK-M1 (NATO code name
) surface-to-air medium-range missile system is designed to engage
aerial targets, including aircraft, cruise missiles, helicopters
as well as short range ballistic missiles (Lance missiles can be
intercepted at a range of 20 km and altitude of 16 km).
It can also "home on jam", in response to enemy
jammers, as well as defeat incoming HARM anti-radiation missiles.
The missile offers better maneuverability and improved capability
compared with the earlier generation SA-6 which was combat proven
during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. Fully deployed the BUK M1 system
can simultaneously engage up to six targets from any direction.
A BUK M1 combat unit comprised of up to 72 missiles
deploys into firing position in five minutes. The unit includes
target acquisition radar, the 54K6E Command Post, up to six
9A310M1 Self-propelled AD Vehicle self-propelled transporter
launcher vehicles carrying the 9M317 surface-to-air guided
missiles, and up to six 9A39M1 loader-launchers. The BUK M1 is
currently deployed with the Indian Army.
The BUK M1 (SA-11) can engage aircraft targets flying at a maximum
speed of 1,200 meters/sec. at ranges of 3 – 42 km, at an altitude
of 150 to 25,000 meters.
based Buk M-1/2 ADMS is mounted on tracked vehicles for mobility
and is designed for protecting mobile and stationary assets from a
wide variety of air attacks. Each one can engage up to six targets
attacking from any direction. The BUK M-1/2 consists of several
elements including six Self Propelled Missile Carriers (9A310M1 /
2) carrying four missiles each, a 9C18M1 Target Acquisition Radar
(TAR), a 9C470M1-2 Command Post (CP) vehicle and a 9A39M1
launcher/loader (LL). A Polyana D4M1 can control up to four of