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MP-404 Rum Tub

MP-404 Rum Tub is radiotechnický system a large range, designed to identify targets for missiles Bazalt (SS-N-12 Sandbox) and Granit (SS-N-19 Shipwreck). It is possible that it is based on copied technology of the british UAA-1 and the u.s. SLQ-17.

It consists of four sets, divided according to the quadrants, the individual přijémače are then still further subdivided horizontally into two halves and then on the individual elements. Given thus completely different from the earlier soviet radomů. The dimensions are roughly 2.1 meters in width, 1.8 metres in height.

To vision is (was) on the ships around since 1974, first was on three aircraft carriers Kiev class and the cruiser Kirov (class Slava). Later appeared on the upgraded ships Kerch and Petropavlovsk (because it is associated with the systems of Bazalt and Granit).
Due to the fact that of the upgraded cruisers but this armament do not carry, thus it is assumed that should serve as boats for the search targets and pass the information to the carriers of the missiles. It is interesting that on the later ships of the class Kara this system is not, but is here to see the free space corresponding to his radomům.

The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems, 1997-1998, Norman Friedman, Naval Institute Press, 1997, ISBN 1-55750-268-4.
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