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Russian S-400 System 'Facing The Heat' From AGM-88 Missiles That US Supplied To Ukrainian Armed Forces -- Reports

A Russian-language edition of The Eurasia Daily (EAD) reported on August 24 that for the past three weeks, the Ukrainian military has been trying to use AGM-88 HARM missiles to destroy illumination radars of the S-400 and Buk-M3 anti-aircraft missile systems that are positioned to provide air defense umbrella over Kherson and Nova Kakhovka.

According to EAD, the AGM-88'D' variant of the missile was used to strike a specific S-400 position, but it failed to reach its target and instead landed in an apartment building in the Kherson region.

    Another AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missile was spotted in Ukraine - this time an unexploded missile was found in #Kherson Oblast.

    It has some damage similar to shrapnel hits which may have been received from air defense interception, however a malfunction is also possible.

According to the EAD, the crew manning the Russian air defense system was able to detect the incoming AGM-88D missile and shut down the radars, depriving the missile of the ability to home in on the radiation.

The EAD noted that the incoming missile could have been detected by the 9S18M3 Kupol detection radar of the Buk-M3 complex, the all-altitude VVO 96L6 detector of the S- 400, or even the Gazetchik-E complex, designed to protect the ground-based radars from enemy anti-radar missiles.

In addition, the EAD reported that the GPS inside the missile could have been jammed by the Russian electronic warfare complexes of the R-330Zh Zhitel or R-330M1P Diabazol, leaving the AGM-88 with INS alone, which could not provide the accurate guidance needed for a successful hit.



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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Sep 3rd, 2022 at 08:59:47 AM EST
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