Complex 42C6 Morpheus


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Complex 42C6 Morpheus

Short-range antiaircraft missile system / anti-aircraft missile system of air defense. The development is carried out by the State Security Committee of the Almaz-Antei Air Defense Concern. On February 27, 2007, the NTS of the Military Industrial Complex under the Government of Russia designated the GSKB as the lead developer of the Unified System of Anti-aircraft Missile Weapons with the Air Defense Missile Defense System "Morpheus" (OCR of the same name). The complex is not a system of military air defense. In 2008, the development of a preliminary design project within the framework of R & D "Morpheus" was completed. In 2009-2010. the development of a technical design and the plans for the receipt of an SAM for armament of the Russian Armed Forces by 2015. The GSKB Almaz-Antey in 2010 developed a set of working design documentation for a multifunctional radar (IFRLS), manufactured individual completed IFDL devices and command posts, sample MFRS, manufactured chassis of the combat vehicle (ist.

According to unconfirmed data, as of the first half of July 2011, the production of a prototype 70N6 combat vehicle was completed. In August 2011, the media announced that the complex would be accepted for armament in 2013. There is also the possibility that the combat vehicle will be shown at the MAKS 2011 airshow (did not happen).

April 24, 2013 in the media, Deputy Minister of Defense Colonel-General Oleg Ostapenko said that the complex of high-altitude air defense of low altitude Morpheus will be adopted in 2015.

Presumably the failure with the development of the complex served as one of the reasons for the reshuffle in the leadership of the concern of the Air Defense Almaz -Antey "in 2016

Early hypothetics - sketches of variants of presentation of PU 70N6 ZRK 42S6 Morpheus with rotating radar antenna and 24 containers of ZUR (c) 2010, version dated 22.06-23.07.2010, graphic processing and revision - Allocer.

Variants of combat vehicles ZRK 42S6 "Morpheus" with anti-aircraft missile defense system with AFAR on the chassis of the BAZ and a 70N6 car with the AFAR radar with a dome lens (History of the domestic radar, M., "Capital Encyclopedia", 2011).

Combat machine 70N6 of the Morphei complex on the chassis of the BAZ-69092-012 in the marching position. Materials from posters from the armored vehicles exhibition in Bronitsy were used, June 2011, photo posters were provided by Muxel, reconstruction - 09.07.2011).

Combat machine 70N6 of the Morphei complex on the chassis of BAZ-69092-012 in marching and combat positions. Perhaps an early prototype of the system is depicted (a poster from the armored vehicles exhibition in Bronitsy, June 2011, a reconstruction of the species in combat position MilitaryRussia.Ru, photos are provided by Muxel, http:).

Combat vehicle of the Morphei complex on the BRM-3 chassis (project, drawing from the archive ).


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Control system and guidance :
- command post of the SAM - car on the chassis "Tiger" or BAZ (wheel formula 4 x 4)

Presumably, the Morphei command post on the Tiger chassis during a visit to the GSKB of the Almaz-Antei Air Defense Concern was one of the ministers of the Russian government, 2010 (Fragment "Air Defense Systems S-500", com ).
- Multifunctional radar 29Y6, created within the framework of the RDF "Morpheus", is installed on a military vehicle 70N6 and according to unconfirmed data is a ring radar with a phased array or AFAR with a dome lens (probably hemispherical phased array). Probably, the hemispherical phased array consists of 2048 transmit-receive modules. With a high probability, command control is used on the SAM according to the radar data of the complex. According to unconfirmed data on the 70N6 combat vehicle, in addition to the radar, an infrared station will be installed.

The model and sample-fragment of the domed lens of the multifunction radar 29Y6, as well as the receiving and transmitting module AFAR 29Y6 and the active phased antenna communication line 43Y6 (framing - geckosp, , "Marsh-throw", TV- program, TVC, February 2010)

The complex can be used as part of the EU ZRO or autonomously. Probably, the zone of shelling of the SAM will not have a "funnel" typical for many SAM systems.
The number of simultaneously fired targets is several.
The reaction time is faster than the "Tor-M1" and "Tor-M2" complexes.
The viewing angles are 360 degrees. on azimuth

Launcher - relocated launcher with radar 29Y6 on the chassis of BAZ - 70N6. The SAM does not apply in traffic. The launch of missiles is most likely from containers of vertical launch. The first sample of the chassis of the BAZ-69092-024 was shipped by the GSKB Almaz-Antey in May 2010. According to unconfirmed data, a radar with a ring-shaped phased array and an infrared pointing station were installed on the 70N6 combat vehicle.
BAZ-69092-022 (2008 or earlier) and BAZ-69092-024 - 12 or 24 SAM (most likely)
BAZ-6909 - 48 ZUR (presumably)

BAZ-69092-012 - the chassis of the fighting vehicle 70N6 according to the exhibition in Bronnitsy (June 2011). TTX chassis:
Engine - diesel with a power of 470 hp.
Curb weight - 15800 kg
Weight of payload - 14200 kg
Weight of the plant is full - up to 30000 kg
Maximum lift - 30 degrees
Depth of ford - 1.7 m

Chassis BAZ-69092-012 (poster from the exhibition of armored vehicles in Bronitsy, June 2011, photos provided by Muxel, ).

According to the results of the exhibition in Bronnitsy in June 2011, it can be assumed that the 70N6 combat vehicle is the command center of the battery, and the PU packets of the vertical launch are on separate machines or installed on mobile non-automotive platforms.

The missile is supposedly 9M338K (mention in the report "Almaz-Antey" for 2008 in the context of ROC "Tor-M2").

Range of action - up to 6 km / 5 km ( source )
The height of the defeat - up to 3500 m

Status : Russia
- 2008 - the preliminary design is completed.

- 2010 - the development is under way.

- 2010 May - the first sample of the chassis BAZ-69092-024 was shipped to the customer for the creation of a prototype 70N6 combat vehicle.

- 2015 - planned entry into service (plans for 2010 or earlier).

Sources :
Bulletin of Air Defense. Site , 2010
Annual report Air Defense Concern Almaz-Antey, 2008
"March-throw", TV program, TVC, February 2010. The
site of Russian military equipment - http: // , 2010
Forum "Stealth Machines". The site , 2010
Lenta.Ru. The site , 2010

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