BAMSE SRSAM-An Air Defence System With Unique Capabilities

The BAMSE SRSAM system is one of few systems in the world today that is developed and optimized as a dedicated Ground-Based Air Defence (GBAD) missile system. It is an all-weather operational Automatic Command-to-Line-of-Sight (ACLOS) missile system with unjammable missile guidance. It is designed for flexible usage both for stand-alone operation as well as in a network with other sensors and weapon systems.

System configuration

A BAMSE SRSAM system consists of a set of missile launchers and BAMSE Missile Control Centres, co-ordinated by a GIRAFFE AMB multi-mission surveillance system, acting both as radar sensor and C4I unit. A basic battery configuration including one GIRAFFE AMB and four BAMSE MCCs, provides ground coverage of more than 2,100 km2 and an effective altitude coverage of up to 15,000m towards all types of aerial threats, from small, high velocity anti-radiation missiles to large, low-speed bomber aircraft.

The GIRAFFE AMB (Agile Multi Beam) automatically detects and tracks air targets out to an instrumented range of 120 km and is, through powerful built-in command and control functions, capable of not only designating targets to subordinate BAMSE MCCs, but also of acting as a Command Post in networks of other GBAD systems, such as the RBS 70 NG.

Modern technology - high effect and short in-to-action times

The BAMSE SRSAM system meets the demands for tactical flexibility, e.g. high mobility on and off road by having all system units integrated on 8x8 HMVs. Freedom of deployment is achieved by the use of elevated sensor platforms on both the GIRAFFE AMB and the BAMSE MCC.

The BAMSE SRSAM system is quick to deploy - in less than 10 minutes, the complete battery is coordinated and ready for combat. Each BAMSE MCC is equipped with six ready-to-fire missiles. Reloading is performed manually, and is handled by only three men, without the need of any special equipment or cranes. The time for reloading all six missiles is less than 5 minutes.

The BAMSE SRSAM radar system has been provided with all vital capabilities to defeat the threats of today and those of the foreseeable future; through an extensive suite of ECCM features, the EW threat is countered in an effective way. The system is also totally unaffected by countermeasures such as flares, chaffs or other countermeasures.

“The BAMSE SRSAM system is a high precision system. It can engage and defeat cruise missiles and small targets like UAVs even at long range. Furthermore the BAMSE SRSAM system has a very short reaction time - it is just a matter of seconds from first detection in the GIRAFFE AMB until the missile is in the air”, says Jan Widerström, Country Head and Chairman, Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd.