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Russia Wraps Up State Trials of Long-Range Missile for S-400 Air Defense System

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"MOSCOW --- Russia has completed the state trials of the 40N6E long-range missile for the S-400 air defense system, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Tuesday.

"The state trials of the 40N6E long-range missile for the S-400 system have been completed at the Kapustin Yar practice range. The inter-departmental commission has recognized them as successful and the corresponding certificate has been signed," the source said.

The new missile "may be accepted for service before the end of summer," the source noted. "

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/194439/russia-wraps-up-state-trials-of-long_range-missile-for-s_400-system.html


One wonders how this compares to the SM-6.
 

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What is the maximum rocket burn out speed and range of this new missile? And how dose it compare with the old missile that it is replacing.
 

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It's not replacing anything, but rather complementing the 250 km range 48N6DM. Most S-400 batteries seem to be deployed with eight TELs out of twelve possible, one theory is that the new missile is larger and requires a new TEL, which will be deployed in each battery to make up the difference.
 

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SOC said:
It's not replacing anything, but rather complementing the 250 km range 48N6DM. Most S-400 batteries seem to be deployed with eight TELs out of twelve possible, one theory is that the new missile is larger and requires a new TEL, which will be deployed in each battery to make up the difference.
I thought the main difference was the flight profile. That the 40N6 flew a high, semi-ballistic profile with an off-board sensor providing updates to enable the over-the-horizon shots. ???
 

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Might be wrong, but it seems that it IS 48N6 on pic. 48N6E3 to be precise. At the very least it seems to have "E3" after 6, and it's hard to tell 48 from 40 with that resolution. But it looks similar to identical to known 48N6 appearance.
 

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GARGEAN said:
Might be wrong, but it seems that it IS 48N6 on pic. 48N6E3 to be precise. At the very least it seems to have "E3" after 6, and it's hard to tell 48 from 40 with that resolution. But it looks similar to identical to known 48N6 appearance.
With what resolution? It's clearly says 40N6E
 

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flateric said:
GARGEAN said:
Might be wrong, but it seems that it IS 48N6 on pic. 48N6E3 to be precise. At the very least it seems to have "E3" after 6, and it's hard to tell 48 from 40 with that resolution. But it looks similar to identical to known 48N6 appearance.
With what resolution? It's clearly says 40N6E
Look at missile itself(it's upside down btw). Aside from 40 being close to 48 on it, it clearly have E3 instead of E. And there are no 40N6E3 by my info.
 

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Advanced Long-Range Missile for S-400 System Accepted for Service In Russia

"MOSCOW --- The 40N6 long-range surface-to-air missile of the S-400 Triumf system has been accepted for service in the Russian Army, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Thursday.

"The 40N6 long-range missile [the 40N6E as its export version] has been accepted for service. All the necessary documents were signed in September, after which the Defense Ministry started the purchases of these missiles," the source said.

"Overall, more than a thousand of 40N6 missiles are planned to be purchased under the state armament program through 2027 to provide newly formed and rearm existing S400 regiments of the Aerospace Force with them," the source added, noting that a total of 56 S-400 battalions were planned to be established in the Aerospace Force under this program."

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"According to official data, the missile’s destruction range is up to 380 km for aerodynamic targets and up to 15km for ballistic weapons at an altitude ranging from 10 m to 35 km. The average flight speed is 1,190 m/s. Thanks to its new homing head, the missile can destroy aircraft beyond the boundaries of the radio visibility of ground-based radars."

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/196867/russia-claims-380km-range-for-new-s_400-missile.html
 

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Is this missile a violation of the INF Treaty even though it is us not a Ground to Ground missile?
 

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jsport said:
Is this missile a violation of the INF Treaty even though it is us not a Ground to Ground missile?
If they wanted to it would be pretty easy to make it into a surface-to-surface missile and mix it in with real SAMs.
 
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