Russia to equip Buyan-M corvettes with Komar SAM turret

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Russia’s Buyan-M (Project 21631) corvettes are to be armed with the RATEP Komar air-defence turret mount, according to the deputy assistant director of the company.

Vladimir Odintsov said the company (a subsidiary of Almaz-Antey) signed a contract with the Zelenodolsk shipbuilding plant to equip all Buyan-M corvettes (including the leading ship Grad Sviyazh ) with Komar. Every ship will be armed with two Komar combat modules (one in the nose and one in the stern), he added.

The Komar turret mount is equipped with 9M38/9M313/9M342 surface-to-air missiles from the Igla-series of man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS). As such the system is armed with one-channel missiles, which are equipped with passive optical searching seekers, and a selector for false thermal noises.

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