Top view of S-300F Fort on a Project 1164 Atlant (NATO: Slava) class cruiser. Note the octuple launchers left and 3R41 Volna (NATO: Top Dome) radar on the right.
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Very large and distinctive fire control radar. Has the capacity to track six targets simultaneously which are engaged using two missiles each. Target acquisition is carried out using the ship's main 3D air search radar.
Single stage missile with solid propellant rocket motor. Uses radio command guidance towards target area. Switches to track via missile radar homing as guidance mode in terminal phase.
Eight missiles are ready to launch per rotary launcher. The missile transport and launch cannisters are suspended below deck. The missiles use a cold start method, being ejected using a gas generator before the rocket motor ignites mid air.
Rear view of Marshal Ustinov, a Project 1164 Atlant (NATO: Slava) class cruiser.
Source: UK MOD - © Open Government License
Source: US Navy
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Source: RIA Novosti
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The S-300FM Fort-M is a further development of the original S-300F Fort naval SAM system.
The Fort-M uses the new longer range 48N6 missiles and the 30N6 fire control radar.
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