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S-300PMU

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The S-300 is a series of Russian long range surface-to-air missile systems by the Almaz Scientific Industrial Corporation all based on the initial S-300P version. It was developed as a system against aircraft and cruise missiles for the Soviet Anti-Air Defence branch of the military, but later variations were also developed to intercept ballistic missiles. The closest western equivalent is the United States of America MIM-104 Patriot system. Compared to the Patriot the S-300 is a much larger system with heavier missiles. Both systems can engage multiple targets simultaneously, employ track-via-missile guidance, and rely on a single phased array guidance radar to guide the missiles in the air. Both systems are also mobile. Almaz claims a deployment time of five minutes.[1] Like the Patriot, the S-300 missiles are sealed rounds and require no maintenance over their lifetime.