AKA: 9K37;9M38;Gadfly;SA-11. Status: Operational 1980. Payload: 70 kg (154 lb). Gross mass: 690 kg (1,520 lb). Height: 5.55 m (18.20 ft). Diameter: 0.40 m (1.31 ft). Span: 1.10 m (3.60 ft).
Development of the Buk surface-to-air missile was completed in 1979. The overall 9K37 system was developed by NIIP Tikhomirov, with EMKB Novator responsible for the 9M38 missile. Both the Kub and Buk used self-propelled launchers developed by A A Rastrov.
Maximum target speed 2160 kph. Reaction time 22 seconds from track to launch. 5 minutes set-up after arrival on site; 5 minutes to depart in 'shoot and scoot' mode. 2 targets can be intercepted simultaneously. 4 missiles per launcher.
Radars: 9S18 Kupol Tube Arm target acquisition radar, band, range km. 9S35M1 Fire Dome target tracking radar, H/I band, range 85 km. Maximum speed: 2900km/hr. Tracking radar: Straight Flush C/G/H/I. 25 m minimum altitude.
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