Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: 4K90, M-1, Neva, Pechora, Pechora-2A, Pechora-2M, S-125M1, S-125SCE, SA-3 Apollo, SA-3 Goa, SA-3A Goa, SA-N-1 Goa and Volna
Almaz-Antey Concern* and IFIG Defence systems (*) lead contractor
Parent System: S-125
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1961
Total Production: ?
There are no reviews so far
Description: S-125, SA-3 Goa western designation, is a medium altitude surface-to-air missile (SAM) system equipped with 5V24 solid fuel missiles. S-125 SAM system is lighter and has shorter range than S-75 air defense system. It is not a mobile system but can be transported by road on trucks and installed on a given location in less than one hour providing air defense to deployed forces.
In 1999, during NATO air strikes over the former Yugoslavia an F-117 stealth aircraft was shoot down by a Serb S-125 air defense system. As of December 2008, over 200 Pechora-2M upgraded ramp-launched missiles had been ordered by Egypt (70), Syria, Libya, Burma, Vietnam, Venezuela and Turkmenistan.
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