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What is a Buk surface-to-air missile system?


The Buk missile system is a family of self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile systems developed by the Soviet Union and its successor, the Russian Federation.

The missile, also known as SA-11 Gadfly (or newer SA-17 Grizzly) is designed to fight cruise missiles, smart bombs, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

The Buk missile system is a family of self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile systems developed by the Soviet Union

The Buk missile system is a family of self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile systems developed by the Soviet Union (photo RIA Novosti)

Weapons: Four surface-to-air missiles

Missile speed (max): Mach 3

Target altitude (max): 22,000 metres (72,000ft)

Source: Global Security, Wikipedia

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