Russia deploys the stunning BAL coastal missile system to hit Ukrainian land targets
Recent reports from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), as of June 15, 2023, confirm that Ukrainian forces . It continued its counter-offensive operations in at least three strategic directions.
And reports indicate that significant progress has been made that day, forcing Russian forces On resorting to coastal missile defense system BAL. The deployment of this system was to neutralize ground targets and stop a gradual Ukrainian counterattack.
A spokesman for the Ukrainian General Staff, Oleksandr Shtabun, said: Ukrainian forces Successful offensive initiatives launched. To the north and northwest of Bakhmut.
Additional information was quoted from the press center of the Taverisk Group for Ukrainian forces Ukrainian forces advanced up to 1 kilometer. in western Donetsk Oblast. The forces are reportedly seeking to reinforce their tactical positions around Voldar, located 30 kilometers southwest of the city of Donetsk.
Russia confirms repelling the attacks
Conversely, Russian military bloggers said there had been failed attacks by them Ukrainian forces On the southwest and south of Orekiv. in western Zaporizhia Oblast.
They said that the Ukrainian forces are stepping up counter-attack operations in the region, taking advantage of the better weather conditions. Brigadier General Oleksiy Khromov, Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Department of the Ukrainian General Staff, reported that Ukrainian forces. It moved forward for up to 3 km.
Near Mala Tokmachka in West Zaporizhia oblast and up to 7 kilometers near Velika Novoselka in western Donetsk. Oblast. Moreover, they have succeeded in liberating seven settlements in those areas since the start of counter-offensive operations.
However, a Russian blogger has noticed that Russian forces Murmansk-BN used electronic warfare (EW) complexes. To interfere with sensors located on Ukrainian air reconnaissance equipment. They also reportedly used “Krasukha-4” electronic warfare complexes to impede satellite signal communications within a radius of 300 km.
he Electronic warfare system Long range Russian. This system is designed to disrupt wireless communications at extended ranges. Its primary purpose is to counter Western high-frequency (HF) communications systems, but it can also be used to counter other radio systems.
The operating range of the Murmansk-BN complex is more than 5,000 km, which allows it to influence communications over a wide area. The system is designed to be highly mobile and can be quickly deployed to a variety of locations, making it a strategic asset for the Russian military.
he electronic warfare system A mobile Russian designed to jam and disable radar systems, such as ground-based radar stations and man-portable radar systems. airborne (such as those in combat aircraft or early warning and control aircraft).
And even radar guided missiles ground air. This essentially allows it to mask or shield a specific area or unit from the Ukrainian military’s radar, effectively making it invisible.
And the system is mounted on a large truck, which makes it highly mobile and allows it to keep up with advancing units or quickly move to a location. It is much needed. And this mobility, along with capabilities Electronic Warfare , making it an essential part of Russia’s defense strategy. It protects its forces and installations from enemy detection and missile strikes.
Vice President of Major Operations Department said toUkrainian General Staff Brigadier General Oleksiy Hiromov that the Russian forces. It deployed the “Bal” Kh-35 coastal defense missile system to the Bryansk region, which Haromov warned could allow Russia.
launched strikes on the outlying Ukrainian rear areas at Zhitomir, Kiev, Poltava, Cherkassy, Chernihiv, Sumy, and Kharkiv. Various missile systems have long been reused by Russian forces, such as the S-300 surface-to-air missile systems. To hit ground targets and make up for the shortage of precision munitions, which is probably why Russian forces are deploying a land-based coastal defense system. -Locked oblast.
coastal defense system BAL is a highly advanced Russian missile system, specifically designed to engage a range of surface ships. This extends to landing squadrons, convoys, carrier strike groups, and even individual ships participating in various landings. The system is also capable of targeting ground-based radio contrast targets, even under conditions of intense fire and electronic countermeasures.
One of the outstanding features of the BAL system is its centralized fire control. It provides this the system Innovative optimal allocation of missiles, ensuring that each is deployed in the most efficient and effective way possible.
And system Fire control is capable of shaping the spatiotemporal structure of massive rounds, allowing multiple targets to be targeted simultaneously. When controlled from one command post, six targets can be managed simultaneously. If controlled from two command posts, this number doubles to 12, and from each unit launcher that can rise to an impressive 24 goals.
And benefit BAL system of active and passive radar detection channels. This feature facilitates the creation of flexible mapping data, providing an additional degree of system adaptability.
Due to its mobile nature, its high maneuverability and stealthy changing of firing positions are essential features of the BAL system. The platform has great cross-country capabilities, which ensures the rapid and discreet movement of the system as needed.
The system’s ammunition load is transported by transport and loading vehicles. This allows another missile to be launched within a minimum period of time. Which greatly enhances the rate of fire and allows the BAL system to maintain a high operational pace.
that System firepower Absolutely impressive, with a maximum range of fire up to 260 kilometers. And the missiles are incredibly fast, at Mach 0.85. And when it comes to engaging the enemy, the BAL system doesn’t hold back.
And with four firing units, it can fire up to 32 volleys a missile. The most remarkable aspect is that firing a full missile can simultaneously engage up to 24 targets, dealing a major blow to the opposing forces.
The BAL system can be quickly deployed, taking only 10 minutes to operate from a standing position. This rapid deployment capability makes the system an essential advantage in combat situations, where every minute counts.
In terms of target detection, the BAL system is quite adept, featuring radar Active has a detection range of up to 100km. Moreover, its passive radar greatly extends this range, being able to detect targets from up to 450km away. This combination of active and passive radar ensures a high degree of surveillance and target acquisition capability.