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SA-12a Gladiator

Country of Origin: Russia


The SA-12a Gladiator was probably developed to attack NATO intelligence and electronic warfare/control aircraft such as the TR-1, the E-3 AWACS or the E-8 Joint STARS, aerial tankers and as a replacement for the SA-5 Gammon (S-200). In addition, the system was classed as the first operational anti-tactical ballistic missile system (ATBM).

The S-300V does not appear to have any direct relation with the S-300 (SA-10 Grumble), other than that the two systems are designed to defeat...

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