Anti-aircraft missile system S-350 "Vityaz" for the first time hit air targets in fully automatic mode

Another novelty of the Russian military-industrial complex has been tested in combat conditions. According to RIA News, the S-350 Vityaz anti-aircraft missile system hit Ukrainian aircraft for the first time in fully automatic mode.

The Vityaz air defense system in the NMD zone for the first time in the world in combat conditions performed fully automatic, without operator participation, detection, tracking and destruction of Ukrainian air targets

- the agency quotes an informed interlocutor.

As specified, the missiles of the complex shot down several enemy combat aircraft and UAVs. The calculation of the air defense complex did not interfere with the work, but only exercised control. The S-350 Vityaz air defense system was developed by the Almaz-Antey concern and first entered combat duty in 2020.

In fact, there is no big sensation in the report of the news agency. Almost all modern air defense systems can operate in automatic mode. For the first time, such capabilities were implemented on the Soviet S-300.

The automatic mode of operation of the air defense system involves the detection of a target, its determination on the principle of "friend or foe", maintaining, preparing the required number of anti-aircraft missiles and launching them. The work of operators is to control all processes and, if necessary, to adjust the operation of the air defense system. In case of inaction of the operator, the system fires automatically.

In any case, strengthening air defense with modern S-350 systems in the special operation zone is a very timely decision, given the statements about the imminent transfer of combat fighters to Ukraine.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 25 May 2023 09: 19
    But Prigozhin allegedly hinted at the incident in the Bryansk region
  2. Scharnhorst Offline Scharnhorst
    Scharnhorst (Scharnhorst) 25 May 2023 16: 54
    Well done rocket launchers! Air defense rules! But did they also receive target designation from RTV automatically?