Antisubmarine missile RPK-9 Medvedka



    surface ships

    management system:

    management software








    20.5 km.

    year development:


    anti-missile system RPK-9 Mole Compact anti-missile system RPK-9 "Medvedka" is intended to arm surface ships with a displacement of 350 tons, including ships dynamically supported, with the aim to defeat submarines mine and anti-submarine barriers.

    Development RPK-9 (originally dubbed "Blizzard") began in the 80s of the last century at the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology under the leadership of N. Mazurova. As the missile use of small homing torpedo MPT-1UE development CRI "Gidropribor" (St. Petersburg). Complex fire control produced concern "Granit-Electron" (St. Petersburg). Serial production of anti-missile 87R from the complex mastered GTO "Votkinsk plant".

    Tests were conducted on

    small antisubmarine ship hydrofoil project 1141 "Alexander Kunahovich" on the Black Sea, to the aft portion of which were two quadruple launchers (see photo). In summer 2000, the complex was removed from the ship and placed on shore.

    Upgraded version of the complex, designated "Medvedka-2" is part of the weapons pr.22350 frigates, the construction of which is at "Northern Shipyard" in St. Petersburg. Transfer Navy lead ship of this project, "Fleet Admiral Sergei Gorshkov" - 2011.

    Currently complex RPK-9 offered for export, according to NATO classification received the designation SS-N-29.


    anti-missile system RPK-9 Mole System components:

    87R antisubmarine missile with a warhead - torpedo MPT-1UE;


    boot device;

    complex fire control;

    electricity system;

    ground equipment;

    training aids;

    set of spare parts, tools, supplies and materials.

    87R Antisubmarine rocket (see diagram) consists of a solid-fuel propulsion and warhead comprising a control unit on the flight distance and small antisubmarine torpedo with the braking system and stability control (SPC). Range missile control performed by zeroing engine thrust with his department to achieve the estimated range, which is calculated complex fire control and input to the missile before launch. After separation of the motor torpedo lowered into the water by parachute. Azimuth rocket is not controlled. Accuracy in this direction is provided by selecting the start of the line of fire in coincidence with the direction of the target. Implemented in a complex scheme aiming and algorithms generate the start-up resulting in high precision characteristics when shooting unstabilized PU. Aerodynamic stability of the missiles in the air path is provided stabilizers are disclosed at the exit of the rocket launcher.

    warhead missiles 87R - torpedo MPT-1UE with the braking system and stability control (SPC). MPT-1UE torpedo designed for anti-submarine warfare, having a speed of 35 knots at a diving depth of 15 to 600 meters. Torpedo equipped with acoustic homing system, allowing the use of volley and providing guidance on low-noise submarines applying acoustic countermeasures devices. Management system at the rate and depth displays a torpedo on target with the required accuracy, and warhead section provides defeat of the submarine as a direct hit, and when passing torpedo the target. The torpedo has a powerful axial piston motor fuel on a unitary, reliable and safe in operation by placing the fuel tank into the ampoule. Torpedo requires no maintenance during storage in the container at a temperature from - 50 ° to + 50 ° C for 10 years. To provide combat training torpedo used in the training option that allows to obtain necessary information for multiple use. The modular design allows upgrade torpedo according to customer requirements (for example, increase the range of the use against surface ships). Design features of the complex can be used in its composition other similar class torpedoes, torpedo type eg Mk-46. Available complete supply warhead to enable its use with aircraft carriers (airplanes, helicopters).

    anti-missile system RPK-9 Mole Launcher (PU) complex - non-stabilized, with sloping lift-off. PU is a prisoner in a common holder package four barrels, made of aluminum alloy (see photo). Its main feature is the absence of power in the construction of servo drives vertical and horizontal guidance that provides small overall weight and dimensions characteristics. The launcher may be made in the embodiment dvuhstvolny. The accommodation on the waterfront PU starting position. For large displacement vehicles developed variant induced PU swivel base.

    To ensure accommodation and launch missiles from vertical launchers ships developed a modernized version of the complex "Medvedka-2." In vertical launch missile uses a new autonomous control section, which applied the block command devices, on-board computer, steering gear and other items from the other articles in this time in production. The launch made using powder pressure accumulator of the transport and launch container for mortar scheme, which reduces the impact on the design of the gas-dynamic ship carrier. After exiting the container missile commits reversal in the direction of the target, after which included marching rocket engine. Complex "Medvedka-2" is part of Project 22350 frigates weapons.

    complex designed for fire control fire control antisubmarine weapons ship and manages single and burst (up to 4 in a salvo) firing missiles from two four-pipe launchers on submarines (currently place objectives, pre-emption point and the possible area of the provisions purpose), mine and anti-submarine boom defenses.

    complex solves the following functional tasks:

    automatic reception of information from the LAG, heading sensor and gyro

    Automatic or manual input of target designation and weather data

    production target motion elements

    production data currently shooting in place of pre-emption and objectives and areas of possible target location

    definition of the probability of damage and recommendations on the number assigned to a volley of missiles

    management launchers (rise by a fixed angle, the opening and closing lids, lowering)

    display on the remote control of the whole information on the prelaunch

    generation combat course

    definition of the start

    input and control data input firing at the primary and backup channels

    passport data storage rockets


    training of personnel

    accidental discharge of missiles (with battery)

    complex can be used in all weather conditions, sea state up to 6 points and in all range skoroctey ship carrier. Time ready for launch - 15c (excluding time and guidance from the receipt of target data at a supply voltage and under accelerated methods of fire).


    firing range, km:
    - Maximum
    - Minimal


    hitting target depth, m

    16 - 600

    Dimensions missiles, mm:
    - Length
    - Diameter


    launch mass, kg


    torpedo MPT-1UE (MPT-1UME)

    Dimensions, mm:
    - Length with STS
    - Length without STS
    - Caliber


    Weight, kg


    Explosive weight of TNT, kg



    Number of barrels

    2 or 4

    Inner barrel diameter, mm


    weight with 4 missiles, kg


    dimensions in traveling, mm:
    - Length
    - Width
    - Height



    missiles in a salvo



    Rate of fire in a volley, with


    - Operator of a complex fire control
    - Wait staff - 2 people


    complex fire control

    Ready to volley with


    Operating time, hour

    Not more than 24

    Average service depot repair

    10 years

    Total lifetime


    Weight, kg



    Power consumption, kW:
    - A single phase 220V, 400Hz
    - A single phase 220V, 50Hz
    - A network of 27V DC (battery)

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