S-300PMU2 (SA-20B Gargoyle)

Operator: Algeria Iran Syria
Status: In Service In Service / On Order Cancelled
Number: 4 batteries / 300 missiles. Possible 4 more on order. 1 “battalion” delivered / 4 “battalions” on order (may be S-300PMU1 variant) Unknown
Cost: Part of $7.5b deal Over $1 billion Unknown
Acquired: 2008-2011 First components reportedly arrived in April 2016. Delivery to be completed by September 2016. Russia cancelled the deal in August 2014. Syria’s foreign minister claimed it was still receiving the system in November 2014, but since then there is no indication the deal has moved forward.
General Specs:
Country of origin: Russia
Manufacturer: Almaz Scientific-Production Association
Introduced: 1997
Class: Long-range air defense/anti-ballistic missile system
Range: 1.9-124 miles (3-200 km)
Altitude: 88,583 ft (27,000 m)
Warhead: HE Frag 320 lbs (145 kg)
Speed: <4,921.3 mph (<Mach 7 / 7,920 km/h)
Weight: 3,968 lbs (1,800 kg)
Length: 24.6 ft (7.5 m)
Diameter: 19.7 in (0.5 m)
Propellant: Single stage solid fuel
Guidance system: Track via missile
Accuracy:
Missile: 48N6E2
Radar(s): 30N6E2 Tomb Stone engagement radar
64N6E2 Big Bird detection/acquisition radar
Launch Platform: 5P85SE2 or 5P85TE2 Transporter erector launcher (TEL) vehicles
Missiles Per Launcher: 4
Operators (crew):
Fire unit: 1 x 54K6E2 Command vehicle
1 x 64H62E Detection radar
up to 6 x 5P85TE2 or 5P85CE2 missile carriers
1 x 30H6E2 Illumination and guidance radar vehicle

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