PPSD-20

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PPSD-20
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PPSD-20 launcher firing a missile
Type Surface-to-air missile
Place of origin Ziridava
Production history
Designer Ziridava Armaments Group
Designed 2001-2011
Manufacturer Rogol Systems Inc.
Produced 2013-present
Specifications
Weight 400 kg (880 lb) (Missile)
Length 4.61 m (15.1 ft)
Diameter 27.5 cm (10.8 in)

Maximum range 40 kilometres (25 mi)
Warhead weight 24 kg (53 lb)

Engine Solid-fuel rocket motor
Flight altitude 20 km (66,000 ft)
Speed Mach 4.5 (1.0 mi/s; 1.5 km/s)
Guidance
system
Inertial guidance with midcourse updates, active radar homing for terminal guidance

The PPSD-20 is a Ziridavan long/medium range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system that was developed and produced by Rogol System Inc.

Design and development[edit]

A complete battery consists of up to six 8-cell transporter erector launchers (TELs), a passive electronically scanned array (PESA) X-band multi-function phased array 3D radar, and a fire command vehicle. The radar rotates 360 degrees at a rate of 40 rpm, covering up to 80 degrees in elevation. It can detect targets within 100 kilometers and track up to 40 targets simultaneously.

The PPSD-20 Block 1 can intercept targets up to an altitude of 15 km (49,000 ft) at a max range of 40 km (25 mi). It was designed to replace 9K37 Buk batteries in Ziridava and be made available for export.

The Republic of Ziridava Air Force revealed in mid-2015 that the PPSD-20 would soon enter mass production and begin delivery to the Air Force that September, replacing the Buk missile that had been in Ziridavan service since 1980. The system can intercept up to six targets simultaneously, and the missiles have anti-electronic warfare capabilities to keep functioning despite jamming. The system passed the military's operational requirement verification test in July 2015, and began deployment near the Ordian border in January 2016. A VLS variant, known as the PPSD-20NM, has been made and is installed on the Neustrashim-class corvettes of the Republic of Ziridava Navy.

Operational history[edit]

Variants[edit]

  • PPSD-20 Block 1 - First version of the PPSD-20.
  • PPSD-20VI - Export variant
  • PPSD-20NM - 8-cell VLS variant developed for naval vessels.
  • PPSD-20 Block 2 - Upgrade for the Block 1 variant introduced in 2019, which increases the flight ceiling to 20 kilometers and increases resistance to countermeasures. The RZAF began upgrading to this version in 2020.


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