There are 9 images added on 26 January 2018
1  2  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2017
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Viking
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Almaz-Antey Concern and NIIP
Parent System: Buk-M1
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Buk-M1, Buk-M2 and SHF
There are no reviews so far

Description: The Buk-M3, developed by the Tikhomirov Design Bureau, is an upgraded version of the Buk-M2 air defense system featuring advanced electronic components to increase the system's effectiveness against airborne threats. According to the Russian press the M3 can be considered a new system with outstanding performance. The upgraded ground-based air defense system features the new 9R31M radar-guided surface-to-air missile (SAM) with increased range and enhanced overall performance compared with the 9M38 used on the Buk-M1 and Buk-M2 missile systems which dates back to the 1970s. Each missile carrier vehicles is loaded with six missiles instead of only four in the M1 and M2 variants. A single battery of Buk-M3 missile systems can engage up to 36 targets simultaneously. The Viking is the export version introduced in November 2018.

The vertical launch 9R31M missile has a maximum range of 70 kilometers compared with 42-45 kilometers of the 9M38 missile and the target destruction/hit probability increased to 0.9999. The Buk-M3 air defense system has been optimized for the interception of low-flying cruise missiles but can also engage ground and sea targets. Besides, the missile is extremely resistant against electronic countermeasures. The missile system also includes a new digital computer, high speed data exchange system and a thermal target imaging designator replacing optical trackers on previous Buk models. As of late 2013, the Russian Armed Forces expect to take delivery of the first Buk-M3 air defense missile system in 2016. The Russian Armed Forces took delivery of its first Buk-M3 missile system in September 2016.

Buk-M3 Applications

Protection Systems Polyana-D4M1

Buk-M3 Specifications

Engaged Aerial Targets: 36
Hit Probability: 100 %
Target's Max Altitude: 35,000 meter (114,829 foot)
Target's Min Altitude: 15 meter
Weapon Max Range: 70,000 meter
Weapon Min Range: 2.50 kilometer
Target's Max Speed: 3,000 mps
Reaction Time: 10 second (0.17 minute)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Buk-M3 News

There are 8 news between
28 Dec 2013 and 15 Jun 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020Russian S-400 and Buk-M3 Missile Systems May Get Anti-Hypersonic Capabilities
Sunday, June 25, 2017Russian Air Force to Get New Yermak Strategic Transport Aircraft by 2024
Monday, November 28, 2016Almaz-Antey Concern Working on Buk-M3 Medium Air Defense System Replacement
Friday, October 21, 2016Russian Armed Forces Take Delivery of First Advanced Buk-M3 Missile System
Tuesday, June 21, 2016Russian Armed Forces Successfully Test Buk-M3 Short-Range Anti-Missile System
Saturday, January 9, 2016Buk-M3 Air Defense System to Enter Service Soon with Russian Armed Forces
Saturday, August 15, 2015Russian Air Defense Forces to Deploy Buk-M3 Missile System in 2016
Saturday, December 28, 2013Russian Armed Forces to Field Buk-M3 Advanced Air Defense System by 2016

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total ?1
Defensive Weapons
Copyright © 2003-2020 website. All rights reserved.
This website has been optimized for HTML 5 and CSS 3.