On the 86th anniversary of Vietnam’s Press Day, the Vietnamese air forces invited journalists to visit its S-300PMU1 – one of the world’s most modern missile systems – that is ready to defend Vietnamese territory at any time.
The S-300PMU1 made in Russia was designed specifically for Vietnam and can be used to prevent air or sea attacks by foreign enemy/enemies.
This state-of-the-art system is being managed by the S. air defense team and is ready for use.
Senior lieutenant colonel Le Van Thanh, head of the team, said that “S-300PMU1 is highly appreciated for defense purposes. Although the system weighs dozens of tons, it takes just minutes to fire after being alerted”.
Meanwhile, it takes just 5 seconds to fire after the station caught enemy targets.
With such super-fast capability and a radar system that is highly immune to wave interference, coupled with high firepower, ability to fight in all conditions, the S-300PMU1 is also able to be deployed individually or collectively in sync with other defense systems.
S-300PMU1 is able to monitor hundreds of targets and attacks six targets simultaneously. It is also able to fend off attacks from all directions and speeds.
Following are some photos taken by Tuoi Tre: