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Buk
Russian surface-to-air missile. Mobile surface-to-air missile system, back-compatible with Kub.

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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Buk-M1 Russian surface-to-air missile. Improved version of Buk with highly-secret anti-missile capability.

Buk 9K37M1 Russian surface-to-air missile. Export version, designated 'Gang'.

Buk-M1-2 Russian surface-to-air missile. Universal multimodal surface-to-air missile complex for use by the PVO, PRO, and coastal defence units, capable of intercepting highly manoeuvrable tactical and strategic aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, naval vessels, fixed land targets, and air-to-surface missiles.

Buk 9K37M Russian surface-to-air missile. Improved Buk.

Buk-M1-2 Smerch Russian surface-to-air missile. Naval version of Buk-M1-2.

Country: Russia. Agency: Tikhomirov/Lyulev.

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