Russia Unveils New Abakan Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense System

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Russia’s state arms group Almaz-Antey Group has unveiled the newest Abakan air defense system during the Army-2020 inter­na­tion­al mil­i­tary and tech­ni­cal forum on Sunday.

The new Abakan system is an anti-bal­lis­tic mis­sile defense system designed to strike bal­lis­tic tar­gets, accord­ing to the com­pa­ny offi­cials.

Abakan is a highly mobile system fea­tur­ing the truck BAZ chas­sis. The BAZ can tackle a max­i­mum gra­di­ent of 57 %, side slope of 38%, ford­ing depth of 1.4m, and trench of 1.5m.

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Military ana­lyst and editor of the World of Air Defense web­site, Said Aminov also shared the photo of the new 51P6E2 launch­er of the Abakan system which was dis­played during the exhi­bi­tion. The launch­er is equipped with two mis­siles con­tain­er-launch­er tubes. These tubes are raised to the ver­ti­cal for mis­sile launch and are car­ried hor­i­zon­tal­ly for travel.

On the 51P6E2 launch­er unit, the engage­ment radar is mount­ed at the front of the launch­er on a scis­sors-type mount which gives it a full 360º cov­er­age in azimuth as well as full hemi­spher­ic cov­er­age in ele­va­tion.

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