Posted by: iqbibal | October 17, 2009

Kobra Very Short Range Air Defence

Propad

Propad

MMSR

MMSR

The embargoes of 1999 made it patently clear that Indonesia needed to diversify its range of defence suppliers. Poland has been one nation that has benefitted from this diversification. The most notable acquisition has been the Kobra Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) system. Talks began in 2003 with Radwar (part of the Bumar Group) for a system to supplement the Rapier SHORAD. A contract was not signed until 2005 because of difficulties in financing the transaction. In the end, 85 percent of the contract is being funded by a loan from the Polish government. The deal involves enough Kobras to equip two air-defence batteries, including the 3-D S-band Mobile Multibeam Search Radar (MMSR). There are six ZM Tarnow ZUR-23-2KG-1 twin 23mm guns and two missile-equipped Poprad vehicles in each battery. These entered service in November 2007. The Poprad can be positioned up to 40km from the battery command post or MMSR radar thanks to data transmission by RRC-9500 VHF radio. Indonesia bought four Poprad vehicles, 14 ZUR-23-2KG-1 mounts (two for training), and 74 Grom missiles. A second purchase is underway to equip two further batteries.

Battery Command Vehicle

Battery Command Vehicle

ZUR-23KG

ZUR-23KG


SOURCE : http://defense-studies.blogspot.com


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