Anti-ship missiles “Granit” of the cruiser “Peter the Great”

Organization of combat use of anti-ship missiles “Granit” of the cruiser “Peter the Great” against a ground target in Syria

TARKR pr. 1144.2 “Peter the Great” shows two anti-ship missiles “Granit” with a high-explosive warhead against a ground target

SARAT lessons and conclusions

The practice of commanding a group of troops, using weapons and military equipment in hostilities has provided a unique experience that is difficult to obtain at exercises and training grounds. We got out flaws, jambs and “white spots”, hidden or even hidden in peacetime. For example, the area of application of troops and forces did not have a continuous high-resolution coverage with vector electronic maps of the area (Khimki is not Shikhany!).

It turned out that if the target designation is given in one coordinate system, and the flight task is compiled in a different one, the weapon with guidance based on the SNS does not confirm high accuracy. Interspecies interaction did not always meet modern requirements and at times looked like a race in the “Race of Heroes”. A number of weapon systems, missiles and ammunition required improvement, and some promising ones were absent from the existing nomenclature. On the other hand, it was possible to confirm in combat practice the direction of development of systems for command and control of troops and weapons, to test a number of new forms and methods of actions of troops, the use of weapons. For example, the use of long-range supersonic anti-ship missiles against ground targets. After the end of the INF Treaty, this opens up certain prospects for the land-based WTO.

A typical example of the development of command and control systems for troops and weapons based on the SARAT experience is the Strelets tactical reconnaissance, command and control complex (KRUS). Originally created as a specialized reconnaissance kit, it has now grown to the Strelets-M interspecific system (83t415M). Servicemen who used 83t415M in a combat stop confirm its capabilities.


APD-V – embedded data transmission equipment

VNPR (1PN142) – all-day wearable reconnaissance device

LCD-4 (1D29) – laser designator-rangefinder

MPD-UHF – ultrahigh frequency data transmission module

MSTSR – module for interfacing with technical means of reconnaissance

“Winding-V” – HF / VHF radio station R-353 with average power

“Namotka-KS” – HF / VHF radio station R-353 of low power

PDU-4 – rangefinder-goniometer device

RSA – reconnaissance and signaling equipment 1K144 “Sextant”

UMR – unified small-sized repeater

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