The Derivatsiya-PVO self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) will enter state trials later this year, a Russian defence industry source has told Jane’s.
The Derivatsiya-PVO SPAAG will begin state trials later this year.Photo by: UVZ
He added that a prototype of the newest 57 mm SPAAG developed by the Nizhny Novgorod-based Burevestnik institute, a subsidiary of Rostec’s Uralvagonzavod (UVZ), had already been manufactured and sent for preliminary trials.
The Derivatsiya-PVO is based on the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, the protection of which is reinforced by explosive reactive armour skirts. The source said the SPAAG is designed to engage unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), cruise missiles, surface-to-air munitions, tactical aircraft, combat helicopters, and single rockets fired by multiple rocket systems, as well as lightly armoured ground and surface targets.