Firing missile system S-300PMU
King of heaven in action
Exclusive shots of firing of the S-300 missile system, taken at the Ashuluk training ground in the Astrakhan region.
The S-300 is a series of initially Soviet and later Russian long range surface-to-air missile systems. Base – the initial S-300P version. The S-300 system was developed to defend against aircraft and cruise missiles for the Soviet Air Defence Forces. Subsequent variations were developed to intercept ballistic missiles.
The S-300 system was first deployed by the Soviet Union in 1979, designed for the air defence of large industrial and administrative facilities, military bases and control of airspace against enemy strike aircraft. The system is fully automated, though manual observation and operation are also possible.