MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/. The Poliment-Redut advanced shipborne air defense missile system will be accepted for service in the first half of 2019, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Monday.
"All the trials of the air defense missile system aboard a Project 20380 corvette are planned to be completed in late 2018, including firing from that carrier against air and naval targets. In the first half of 2019, the system is planned to go into operation in the Navy," the source said.
Poliment-Redut air defense missile systems will be mounted on all new surface combatants and vessels undergoing modernization, which are referred to the category of corvettes and frigates, the source said.
"The air defense missile system will be also installed on the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruisers Admiral Nakhimov and Pyotr Veliky during their repairs with the upgrade," the source added.
TASS has no official confirmation on this information yet.
The trials of the Poliment-Redut advanced air defense missile system were earlier successfully completed on the Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov. According to open sources, Project 20380 corvettes are currently furnished with the Redut air defense missile version without the Poliment phased array radar.
The Poliment-Redut is a shipborne vertically-launched air defense missile system. According to open sources, the system is capable of firing 9M96MD missiles with a maximum striking range of up to 150 km for air targets.