Personnel of the anti-aircraft missile unit of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District (CMD), stationed in the Altai territory, on the eve of their professional holiday, took part in a training exercise to repel an air attack on a military object at the Biysk training ground. According to the plan of the exercise, the imaginary enemy planned the destruction of a critical infrastructure object by an air strike. The Buk-M2 self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile systems crews were sent to cover the air space.
The Personnel performed a multi-kilometer March on military vehicles, during which they repelled the attack of a imaginary SRG on a column of military equipment. Upon arrival in the designated area, the crews performed the deployment of complexes, made the detection of numerous highly maneuverable objects at various altitudes and made electronic launches of missiles at targets. In addition, the personnel also worked out actions for aerial reconnaissance and targets risk assessment, as well as repelled the night attack of SRG on the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems.
The Buk missile system (Beech) is a family of self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile systems developed by the Soviet Union and its successor state, the Russian Federation, and designed to counter cruise missiles, smart bombs, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles. The Buk missile system is the successor to the Vympel 2K12 Kub (SA-6 “Gainful”). The first version of Buk adopted into service carried the GRAU designation 9K37 Buk and was identified in the west with the NATO reporting name “Gadfly” as well as the US Department of Defense designation SA-11.
The Buk-M2 (9K317) is an upgraded version of the proven Buk-M1 mobile air defense system and retains its main features. It can be used against sea-surface and ground targets. The Buk-M2 can engage a wide variety of targets from aircraft to missiles flying at an altitude of between 10 and 24,000 m out a maximum range of 50 km in given conditions. The SA-17 Grizzly can engage simultaneous of up to 24 targets flying from any direction. The BUK-M2 SA-17 Grizzly uses the same launcher vehicle chassis, and overall has a similar configuration to the SA-11 GADFLY. The Buk-M2 uses the GM-569 chassis designed and produced by JSC Metrowagonmash.