MOSCOW, April 25. /TASS/. The S-350 ‘Vityaz’ short-to-medium-range battlefield surface-to-air missile system engineered by the Almaz-Antey defense manufacturer is capable of striking future air attack weapons, Company CEO Yan Novikov said on Monday.
"We have developed a good and compact system that performs all of its functions far better than its predecessors. As its fundamental difference from all other similar systems, the Vityaz is capable of quickly aiming its missiles and scanning the space. The weapon can effectively strike both existing and future air attack weapons," the chief executive said in an interview with the National Defense magazine on the occasion of the company’s 20th anniversary.
The S-350 outshines its rivals by the number of missiles in its ammunition load and the enhanced anti-jamming resistance of its radar that can observe the situation from all the directions thanks to its circular scanning mode. The S-350 is compatible with all air defense systems and can get information from other complexes and operate as a second tier posture in conjunction with S-400 air defenses, increasing the density of surface-to-air fire, the chief executive elaborated.
"The Vityaz is capable of providing air defense on its own. There are no other medium-range systems with such characteristics in the world," he added.
The S-350 ‘Vityaz’ was engineered by the Almaz-Antey defense manufacturer as a battlefield air defense weapon capable of striking targets within a radius of 60 km and at an altitude of 30 km. The air defense system is designed to fight both aerodynamic and ballistic targets. An S-350 launcher is outfitted with 12 surface-to-air missiles.