While technically a new system, the S-350 Vityaz makes heavy use of components that had been developed earlier. It is a lighter and scaled down version of the S-400 which it will complement.
The S-350 also incorporates lessons from South Korea's KM-SAM Cheongung which Almaz-Antei helped co-develop. The S-350 Vityaz system consists of:
- 50K6E command post
- 50H6E phased-array radar system
- 50P6E transporter-erector launcher (TEL)
Each TEL can carry up to 12 vertically launched 9M96E2 missiles that are guided by an active radar seeker. The 9M96E2 specifications are:
- Length of 5.65 m
- Diameter of 0.24 m
- Range of 120 km
- Ceiling of 30 km
- Speed of Mach 3
- Weight of 420 kg
- Warhead of 24 kg
- Maximum overload of 60G
Also compatible will be the short-range 9M100 infrared missile with a range of 10 km that is now under development for the Morfey (Morfei) system. Unlike the S-400, the S-350 Vityaz is not backwards compatible with older missiles used by the S-300 series such as the 48N6E2 used by the S-300PMU2.