The POPRAD self-propelled anti-aircraft missile system is intended for fighting low and medium altitude air targets with use of heat-seeking missiles.
The basic functions of POPRAD are accomplished by a tracking-aiming head, which contains a set of electrooptical sensors (thermal camera and laser range-finder), four launchers of GROM missiles, IFF, two-axis drive. The system uses a fire guiding computer and a navigation and orientation system.
Target acquisition is based on digital data radio-link from the automated air defense command and control system or is worked-out autonomously.
The missile launching system is mounted on the Żubr-P off-road truck, other carriers can be used as well.
POPRAD - advantages
- high mobility
- short deployment time
- capability of fight the fast maneouvring targets
- hidden operation
- day and night operation