Russian Shipborne Drone-Killer Makes International Debut in Riyadh

The upgraded Russian Komar 3M47-03E ship-based missile system was unveiled for the first time abroad at the World Defense Show 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Russian media report.  

The system is equipped with both Igla-S MANPADS missiles and Ataka missiles, which makes it capable of combating not only various air attack weapons, but also unmanned surface vehicles.

The Komar, developed and produced by the Almaz – Antey Air and Space Defence Corporation, is marketed as an easy-to-operate and efficient weapon system which fits into surface combatants of different displacement. The turret mount is lightweight and can be easily installed on ships and boats with a displacement of 50 tons and more, TASS news agency reported.

According to Russian military experts, the system could be attractive for several regions, in particular, for the countries of Southeast Asia. The Komar can be installed on ships of foreign projects, and no major reworking of the ship project is required.

Russian Aviation & Military Guide: “Komar is equipped with a gyrostabilization system, which adapts the use of missiles in sea conditions. The target tracking and missile launch can be carried out both automatically and manually”.

The system is capable of hitting surface targets moving at speeds of up to 50 nautical knots (about 90 kilometers per hour).