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SA-11 Gadfly

Country of Origin: Russia


The SA-11 Gadfly or (Russian: Buk [Beech]) is a tracked surface-to-air missile (SAM) launcher that is a follow-on to the ZRK-SD Kub (SA-6 Gainful), providing low-altitude air defense for the Russian ground forces. The missile resembles the U.S. Navy RIM-66 Standard SAM and may have the same attack profile, in which the missile climbs above the altitude of the target and dives.

Unlike the SA-6, the Gadfly has its own onboard engagement radar, and thus can fire independently without...

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