Rosoboronex­port starts mar­ket­ing new Verba MANPADS glob­ally


The Rosoboronex­port state arms trader be­gins ac­tive pro­mo­tion to the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket of the new­est Rus­sian-made man-por­ta­ble air de­fence mis­sile sys­tem (MANPADS) “Verba” de­signed and man­u­fac­tured by the KBM Sci­en­tific Pro­duc­tion Con­cern. At present the Verba MANPADS is en­ter­ing into service with the Rus­sian Army. “Tra­di­tion­ally Rus­sia is ranked among world’s lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of air de­fence weapons in­clud­ing man-por­ta­ble mis­sile sys­tems (MANPADS). We are con­fi­dent that the Verba will pro­voke in­ter­est of our part­ners in South East Asia and other re­gions. It is the best weapon sys­tem in its class among of­fered to­day in the in­ter­na­tional arms mar­ket, judg­ing by the com­bi­na­tion of its tac­ti­cal and tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics and re­al­i­sa­tion of unique tech­ni­cal so­lu­tions. It should be noted here that the de­mand for the Igla-S MANPADS, which is a pre­de­ces­sor to the Verba, is ex­pected to re­main at the same level since it sat­is­fies the re­quire­ments of armies in many coun­tries, – stressed Sergei Goreslavsky, deputy di­rec­tor gen­eral of JSC Rosoboronex­port.

Verba MANPADS: Tac­ti­cal and tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics

Anti-air com­bat per­for­mance of the Verba MANPADS has been sig­nif­i­cantly im­proved by in­tro­duc­ing a new highly sen­si­tive tri-band op­ti­cal homer into the 9M336 mis­sile as well as new in­stru­ments and a unique war­head fea­tur­ing an adap­tive con­tact/prox­im­ity fuze and in­creased-weight ex­plo­sive.

These mea­sures have pro­vided the fol­low­ing im­prove­ments: – En­hanced ca­pa­bil­ity of en­gag­ing small-size tar­gets with low ther­mal sig­na­tures, first of all such as cruise mis­siles and un­manned aerial ve­hi­cles; En­hanced jam­ming im­mu­nity to con­tem­po­rary high-power py­rotech­ni­cal jam­ming de­vices; En­hanced com­bat ef­fec­tive­ness against mod­ern air strike weapons thanks to more pow­er­ful mis­sile war­head and high-pre­ci­sion guid­ance sys­tem. Low-weight highly au­to­mated com­bat as­sets of the MANPADS en­able its op­er­a­tor to en­gage air tar­gets fly­ing within the fol­low­ing pa­ram­e­ter en­ve­lope: – al­ti­tude - 10 m to 3,500 m; – range - 500 m to 6,000 m; – air­speed - up to 400 m/s (ap­proach­ing), or up to 320 m/s (re­ced­ing); – ma­noeu­vring loads - up to +8 g.

The or­ganic 1PN97N Maugli-2M night vi­sion sight al­lows tar­get ac­qui­si­tion round the clock and tar­get en­gage­ment at a far-off bound­ary of the kill en­ve­lope.

The Verba MANPADS can be also mounted on var­i­ous land, mar­itime and air­borne plat­forms.

Joint employment of the 9M336 mis­siles of the Verba MANPADS, com­bat con­trol set of equip­ment and launch mod­ules makes it pos­si­ble to build on their ba­sis light-weight mo­bile close-in air de­fence mis­sile sys­tems, or to in­clude these as­sets into ex­ist­ing air de­fence mis­sile and ar­tillery sys­tems. Op­tional de­ploy­ment of the MANPADS com­bat as­sets on var­i­ous car­ri­ers al­lows salvo launch­ing of mis­siles, which en­hances tar­get kill prob­a­bil­ity by 1.5 times. – –

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