Resin model with photo-etched parts: BAL coastal missile system
The Bal mobile coastal missile system (CMS) is designed:
• to control straits and territorial waters;
• to protect naval bases, other coastal installations and infrastructures;
• to defend coastline in probable landing approach areas.
The missile system can conduct combat actions, providing fully autonomous after-launch missile guidance in fair and adverse weather conditions, by day and night, under enemy fire and electronic countermeasures.
The Bal-E CMS is a mobile weapon system, based on the MAZ 7930 chassis, comprising:
- up to two self-propelled command, control and communications (C3) posts
- up to four self-propelled launchers with the Kh-35E (3M-24E) type anti-ship missiles in transport-launch containers (eight TLCs on a standard launcher)
- up to four transport-reload vehicles intended for preparing the next salvo.
The system can conduct both single and salvo fire from any launcher, with the capability of receiving current information from other command posts and external reconnaissance/target designation data sources.
A salvo can include up to 32 missiles. One such salvo can thwart a combat mission carried out by an enemy naval attack group, a landing force or a convoy.
The system can fire the next salvo in 30-40 minutes thanks to its transport-reload vehicles. Combat management of the Bal-E assets is based on digital data transmission, automated communications, message processing and ciphering with guaranteed security.
The system is equipped with night vision, navigation, survey and positioning aids enabling it to rapidly change its firing positions after completing the assigned mission, and relocate to a new combat area.
The system can be deployed in the new position within 10 minutes.