Another Russian S-300 air defence system destroyed by Ukraine

A recent video published by the Ukraine side shows that in an air strike an entire Russian S-300 air defence system was completely destroyed including 3 launchers and radar system in Vicinity of Balakliia city.

Ukraine media released a video on 7th September showing the destruction of the Russian S-300 air defence system. The footage was reportedly filmed by a a UAV near Vicinity of Balakliia city.

By looking at the footage its totally clear that S-300 completely destroyed. As soon the S-300 was hit by the Ukrainian strike it blew up in pieces due to the live ammunition of the S-300 missile system. In this strike Three missile launchers, one command vehicle, an engagement radar, and one long-range surveillance radar completely destroyed.

This is not the first time Russian S-300 destroyed by Ukraine. On August 4 Ukraine confirmed that the Russian forces on the southern front lost 39 servicemen, four S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, an Imbir radar station, a Voloshka 82-caliber automatic mortar, as well as nine trucks and armored combat vehicles.

This is 5th time Russia lost an S-300 air defence system in the ongoing war. There are no confirmed reports on how many S-300 systems Russia lost so far. Earlier one S-300 system was destroyed by Ukrainian MiG-29 by using American AHM-88 HARM anti  radiation missile.

In this war both Ukraine and Russian S-300 show poor performance. Russia has reportedly lost more than 70 surface-to-air missile systems, including modern Pantsir-S1 and Buk-M2 since 24 February.

The S-300 (NATO reporting name SA-10 Grumble) is a Russian-made surface-to-air missile (SAM) system capable of engaging aircraft and droness in addition to providing some cruise and ballistic missile defense capability.

The S-300 system was first deployed by the Soviet Union in 1979, designed for the air defense of large industrial and administrative facilities, and military bases, and control of airspace against enemy strike aircraft. The system is fully automated, though manual observation and operation are also possible.

S-300’s components may be near the central command post, or as distant as 40 km. Each radar provides target designation for the central command post. The command post compares the data received from the targeting radars up to 80 km apart, filtering false targets. The central command post features both active and passive target detection modes.

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