Kalashnikov Group has successfully completed production and delivery of 9M333 anti-aircraft guided missiles (SAMs) to the Russian Ministry of Defense under the State Defense Procurement Order.
The 9M333 SAM is used as part of the 9A34M3 and 9A35M3 anti-aircraft vehicles of the Strela-10M3 air defense system.
The missile is designed to engage low-passing aircraft and helicopters in any season, including with droppable, paradroppable, and modular optical countermeasure systems deployed, as well as UAVs and cruise missiles. The 9M333's target seeker device has three operation modes based on photo contrast, infrared beams and interference.
The missile is capable of engaging targets at ranges of up to 5,000 m, with the target's velocity of up to 679 m/s and flight altitudes from 10 to 3,500 m.
The product is manufactured by the Kalashnikov Concern JSC. Its first public demonstration took place in 2020 at the Army 2020 International Military and Technical Forum.
In December 2020, the 9M333 SAM successfully passed qualification and flight trials, confirming full compliance with the customer's requirements. In October 2021, periodic flight trials were conducted, yielding positive results.