3S-14 Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2011 Total Production: ? Also Known As:3R-14UKSK, 3S-14PE, 3S-14UE1, 3S-14UE2, 3S-14UKE1, 3S-14UKE2 and Club-U Origin:Russia
Parent System:3S-14 Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2011 Total Production: ?
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Description: The 3S-14 is a vertical launching system (VLS) developed for the Club-U modular missile system and that will be provided to Kirov heavy missile cruisers as well as other surface ships operated by the Russian Navy. The missiles intended for the Club-U system are basically anti-ship missiles and land attack cruise missiles. The Club-U includes the 3R-14UKSK X-band fire control radar. The 3S-14 launchers are provided in vertical (3S-14UE and 3S-14UKE) and inclined (3S-14PE) launch models. The 3S-14UE are container-free vertical launch systems with four (3S-14UE1) or eight (3S-14UE2) missiles each to be placed under-deck. The 3S-14UKE are a container vertical launch systems with four (3S-4UKE1) or eight (3S-14UKE2) missiles each to be placed under-deck. The 3S-14PE is an on-deck inclined launching system for 2, 4, 6 or 8 missiles. All these missile launchers feature fire extinguishing, ventilating and water drain systems. The Russian Navy plans to provide the 3S-14 VLS on the upgraded Kirov-class cruiser with 10 3S-14 systems each carrying eight missile tubes for Zircon, Onyx or Kalibr missile types.