The Favorit Surface to Air Missile System, known by its NATO
code name Gragoyle, is designed to protect fixed sites against
missile and air attacks. The system uses wheeled transporters
for mobility. The Favorit system uses the 48H6E2 interceptor
missile (also used in the naval RIF-M system) updated with improved
guidance algorithms, an improved warhead and enhanced ECCM capabilities.
The system can also employ the 48H6E missile to increase its
air-defensive capability (the same missile used in the S-300PMU1
SAM system). The system detects targets at ranges of up to 300
km and can handle up to 100 simultaneous tracks. Up to 36 interceptor
missiles can engage targets simultaneously. Aircraft targets
can be engaged between 3 and 200 km, and missiles can be intercepted
at ranges of 5 – 40 km, and from 30 to 90,000 feet altitude.
The Favorit system is comprised of the 54K6E2 command post,
a 64H62E detection radar, up to six missile carriers (designated
5P85TE2 or 5P85CE2) and an illumination and guidance radar vehicle
(30H6E2). Other elements associated with the system include
an all altitude detection radar (96L6E), a low altitude detection
radar (76H6) and a 40B6M tower for elevating the antenna for
The latest version of the S300 is the PMU3, also
known as S400 Triumf.