Sunday, June 2, 2013

Worldwide SAM Site Overview

Click here to go to the download page  This is a link to where the file is hosted, right-clicking and selecting "Save As" will not work.

Current as of:  2 June 2013 (7642 locations, +84)

Notable Additions:

Azeri S-300PMU-2 positions and associated radars


This reference work contains the locations of SAM sites and related air defense facilities identified in open source imagery, presented as a collection of Google Earth placemarks. The downloadable file found above contains four separate folders: SAMs by country, SHORAD SAMs, Historical Sites, and Target Range SAMs. There is a fifth folder, Range Rings, which may be downloaded here: Range Rings. This is a link to where the file is hosted, right-clicking and selecting "Save As" will not work.

SAMs by country: This folder is at first organized identically to the Range Rings folder. Each geographic area features a folder populated by subfolders for each nation. A nation's subfolder will contain up to four folders of its own, depending on the types of systems or facilities identified therein: Active (containing subfolders for each active SAM system), Inactive (containing all inactive sites), Facilities (containing EW radar sites, SAM garrisons, and other related facilities), and Low resolution (containing SAM sites and known support facilities not visible in high resolution). Clicking on the folder name for a continent or a nation will cause a pop-up window to appear displaying the inventories of that continent or nation. Different icons denote different types of facilities. These are as follows:

Squares: facilities such as garrisons, test and training centers
Diamonds: EW, BMEW, and OTH radar sites
Circles: 36D6 and 64N6 radar sites, or other fire control radar sites associated with a non co-located SAM battery, such as Tien Kung LPARs or NIKE-HERCULES fire control sites.
Triangles: SAM sites

The icons in the SAMs by country folder as well as the representative range rings are color coded as follows:

Dark red: SA-2 and HQ-2
Bright red: S-300P series, PATRIOT, Chu-SAM, Tien Kung series, NIKE-HERCULES, SAMP/T, Arrow II, 64N6 radars
Dark blue: EW radars, to include 36D6 and 96L6 radars
Faded blue: 55Zh6 radars
Bright blue: SA-3, Pechora-2M, HQ-7
Bright green: SA-6
Faded green: SA-4, SA-11, SA-15, HQ-16
Dark green:  BMEW and OTH radar sites
Lime green: HQ-12
Orange: HAWK, HQ-9, S-300V
Yellow: S-400, HQ-6D
Purple: SA-5
White: an unoccupied location
Brown: a general facility or garrison

An active S-300PS site will therefore display as a red triangle. An S-300P garrison will display as a red square, denoting the facility's affiliation. The placemark names are hidden for clarity, but will display when an individual site is clicked on in Google Earth, along with the identified components at each site and any other significant details. By manipulating the individual folders for each nation and employing the color scheme above, users should find this to be a useful visual representation of the available data.

SHORAD SAMs: This folder is populated with subfolders arranged similarly to the SAMs by country folder. This folder contains placemarks identifying various SHORAD SAM emplacements that have been identified, such as Rapier and Crotale positions. Range rings are not provided, given the short ranges involved.

Historical Sites: This folder is populated with subfolders arranged similarly to the Range Rings and SAMs by country folder. The intent is to separate SAM site locations pertaining to systems which are no longer in active service in respective nations from the main database. For example, two folders are present containing placemarks for the inner and outer SA-1 SAM locations surrounding Moscow. SA-1 sites containing other systems such as SA-10 or SA-20 batteries will remain marked as to their current occupant within the main portion of the database. Additionally, locations for sites which have been dismantled or overtaken by urban growth are retained here.

Target Range SAMs: This folder contains subfolders arranged by country. Each folder contains the locations of SAM-site configured targets on bombing and electronic combat ranges. Many of these sites employ emitters or actual hardware to simulate a given system.

Range Rings: This folder contains representative range rings generated for all SAM sites which are currently active. The folder is divided into various subfolders. First, there is a subfolder for each geographic area. This folder is divided into subfolders, one for each country in that area featuring identified SAM systems. Each country folder will contain various subfolders for each type of active SAM system or identifiable EW radar system. These folders contain the color-coded range rings. The range rings are color coded using the same system described in the next section. The ranges were taken from Jane's Land-based Air Defence and other industry-affiliated publications. Ranges for the SA-2 are representative of the system's most common variant (43 km). A subfolder is also included where necessary containing range rings for low-resolution sites believed to be active.

Key Contributors

Various individuals have provided SAM site locations for inclusion into this database, and their help is greatly appreciated. These individuals include Lex2 and ChristianNL from the Google Earth Community, Hpasp, RoAF, p_shadow, and Planeman from the IMINT & Analysis forums, Tim Brewer, Pierre Troyes, and all the readers who have posted site locations in the comments to this article.

Additional Discussion

Feel free to discuss the content of this file at the IMINT & Analysis Forum in the SAM Site Overview discussion thread found here.

Past Updates

Information regarding previous updates to this database has been archived in the comments page attached to this post.

175 comments:

stochelo said...

Hi SOC,

In Moldova

46.95, 28.89 Active SA-3
46.905, 28.78 Inactive
46.935, 28.895 EW ?

Cheers,

Stochelo (from GEC)

Sean O'Connor said...

Nice finds, glad you found the new "site"!

Also, so everyone is aware, when this file updates the date will change so that the "new" post jumps back to the top of the front page.

Sean O'Connor said...

Today's update bumped the post back to the top, that will be standard procedure as I mentioned already to bring updates to everyone's attention in a convenient manner.

Also, there are still around 70 sites I have to add, expect another update sometime this week. These remaining sites are EW sites and 36D6 radar installations inside of Russia. Nothing too fancy until Google gives us some new imagery!

Lastly, let me know if anyone has issues downloading the file. I noticed that download times can be pretty slow, so I may divide the file into two parts. The Range Rings section takes up the bulk of the space and it might be divided into its own separate file for ease of download if people have a lot of issues.

Sean O'Connor said...

There'll be a change to the new SAM file when the next update is posted. Using a map of the area as an overlay, I have removed the SAM sites in the Nagorno-Karabach region from the Azerbaijan folder and placed them in their own folder. They are not part of the Azeri air defense force and as such it made no sense to place them in Azerbaijan's folder once I thought about it. The range rings have been dealt with simialrly.

Jeffrey said...

Not that you needed this, or have the time for it, but I tagged you with the Randomness Meme over at IntelFusion.

Keep up the good work!

Sean O'Connor said...

New update today. When more than one update takes place within 7 days, I'll leave the previous update's details visible as I have done this time.

john said...

Absolutely fascinating stuff! Have you any loactions found in western Europe or the USA?

Sean O'Connor said...

Download the file and open it in Google Earth, there are a lot of HAWK and PATRIOT sites in Western Europe, and even a few NIKE-HERCULES batteries which are still active.

Sean O'Connor said...

New plan: previous updates will be added as a comment here. Feel free to still leave your own comments, of course.

Current as of: 26 June 2008 (2364 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Cuba (SA-2), Hungary (EW), and Kazakhstan (SA-2, SA-5); active and inactive sites in Egypt (SA-2, EW), Russia (S-300PM-1, 64N6, SA-2, SA-3, SA-5), and the Ukraine (S-300P, S-300PT, SA-3); active sites in Finland (SA-3) and Romania (EW); one SA-3 site in Romania was recategorized as a SAM training range due to new information; the S-300PM-1 and 64N6 sites in Russia were identified using imagery available at Kosmosnimki.

Current as of: 19 June 2008 (2335 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Afghanistan (SA-2), Iraq (SA-2, SA-3), and Libya (SA-2); active and inactive sites in Belarus (EW, 36D6, SA-2, SA-3), Egypt (SA-2, SA-3, HAWK), and Russia (36D6, EW, SA-2); active sites in Angola (garrison), Kazakhstan (SA-3, SA-5), and Poland (EW); one SA-3 site in Syria was recategorized as an SA-2 site due to new imagery; one SA-5 site in Belarus had a range ring added due to new imagery positively identifying the site as active.

Current as of: 16 June 2008 (2230 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Afghanistan (SA-2), Iraq (SA-3), Kazakhstan (SA-2), Mongolia (SA-2 and SA-5), Italy (HAWK), Kuwait (HAWK), Macedonia (SA-2, SA-3), Russia (S-300P), Slovenia (SA-2) and Germany (SA-2 and SA-3), active and inactive sites in Azerbaijan (SA-2, SA-3, SA-4, EW), Japan (NIKE-HERCULES, Patriot), Moldova (SA-3, EW) and Syria (SA-2, SA-3, SA-6); active sites in Armenia (SA-2, SA-3, SA-4), Serbia (SA-3) and the Ukraine (S-300PMU, EW); one SA-3 site in Azerbaijan was recategorized as an SA-3 site due to new imagery; one Empty SA-2 site in Syria was recategorized as an SA-3 site due to new imagery.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 1 July 2008 (2410 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in China (HQ-2), Egypt (SA-2, SA-3), Poland (SA-2, SA-3) and Russia (SA-2); active and inactive sites in the Ukraine (SA-2, S-300PT, 36D6, 64N6, EW); active sites in Romania (SA-2, EW, garrison, EW training site) and Spain (EW); one Russian and one Ukrainian EW site recategorized as a 36D6 EW site due to reexamination of imagery, corresponding range rings added.

Anonymous said...

الله يخرب بيتك يا سوك انت جبت الكلام دا كله منين

Anonymous said...

Where are the US and UK sites?

Sean O'Connor said...

There should be a couple of PATRIOT garrison locations in the US section. The UK doesn't have any more strategic SAM systems deployed, so they aren't listed. Historical NIKE and Bloodhound sites in the USA and UK may be added a bit later on to the Historical Sites folder, however.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 18 July 2008 (2458 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Afghanistan (SA-3), Bulgaria (SA-2), Germany (SA-2, SA-3), and Turkmenistan (SA-3); active and inactive sites in Algeria (SA-2, SA-3), Egypt (EW, SA-2, SA-3), Libya (SA-3, SAM training range), Russia (EW, SA-2, SA-3, S-300P, radar test facility), Syria (EW, SA-2), and Tajikistan (EW, SA-2); active sites in China (radar test facility), Iran (EW), and the Ukraine (S-300PT); data added to SAM country folders to provide theater and national inventories.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 18 August 2008 (2562 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Estonia (SA-2, SA-3, S-300P), Latvia (SA-2, S-300P), Lithuania (SA-3), and the Ukraine (SA-2, SA-5); active and inactive sites in Belarus (EW, SA-2), Georgia (SA-2, SA-3, SAM garrison), Poland (EW, SA-2), Romania (EW), and Russia (SA-2, SA-3, SA-4, SA-5); active sites in Bulgaria (EW), Ethiopia (36D6), Hungary (EW), Japan (Patriot), Myanmar (36D6), Syria (EW), Turkmenistan (EW, 36D6), and the United States (Patriot garrison, Patriot training site); added a range ring to the Russian Kaliningrad SA-5 site based on information noting it as active taken from Jane's
Missiles & Rockets
, recategorized all other Russian SA-5 sites as inactive as a result.

capeblack said...

Hi SOC. Check this out.
46°54'2.17"N- 32° 3'14.19"E
I think it is a S-300 site. It looks like as if there used to be another type of SAM system stationed before these S-300's.

Sean O'Connor said...

That site should be in the database as an S-300PT (SA-10A GRUMBLE) site. Based on the layout, it looks like a former S-75 (SA-2 GUIDELINE) site. Lots of former S-25 (SA-1 GUILD), S-75, and S-200 (SA-5 GAMMON) sites have been reconfigured to accept S-300P batteries in various nations.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 26 August 2008 (2588 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in the Czech Republic (SA-2), Germany (SA-3), Russia (SA-2, S-300P), and the Ukraine (SA-2); active sites in Kyrgyzstan (EW), Syria (SA-2), and Uzbekistan (EW).

leiwine said...

hello
23°42'22.56"N , 120°16'52.11"E
A HAWK SITE

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 14 September 2008 (2656 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Belarus (SA-2, SA-3), the Czech Republic (SA-2), Iraq (SA-2, SA-3), Italy (HAWK), Kazakhstan (SA-2), Lithuania (SA-2), Poland (SA-2), Romania (EW), Slovakia (SA-2) and Uzbekistan (SA-2); active and inactive sites in Russia (36D6, SA-2, SA-3, SA-5, S-300P) and the Ukraine (EW, 36D6, SA-2, S-300PS, SAM training range); active sites in China (HQ-2) and Iran (HAWK); one EW site in Belarus and one EW site in Hungary recategorized as 36D6 EW sites due to further investigation of available imagery.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 3 October 2008 (2725 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Albania (SA-2), Azerbaijan (SA-2, SA-3), Georgia (SA-2), Iran (HAWK), Kazakhstan (SA-2), Kyrgyzstan (SA-2), North Korea (SA-2), Ukraine (SA-2, S-300P), and Uzbekistan (SA-2); active and inactive sites in Russia (EW, EW training site, SA-2, SA-3, SA-4, SA-5, S-300P, S-300PM) and Syria (EW, SA-2, SA-6); active sites in Austria (EW), China (Radar test facility), Egypt (EW), France (EW), Greece (SAM training range), Portugal (EW), Romania (EW), Saudi Arabia (EW), Spain (EW), and Switzerland (EW); recategorized one empty EW site in Romania as an active EW site after reexamination; recategorized an empty SA-2 site in Russia as an EW site after reexamination; recategorized an empty SA-2 site in the Ukraine as an empty SA-5 site after reexamination; one empty S-300P site in Russia identified through Windows Live Local imagery.

Ola said...

Hi SOC

Found this site while browsin Komsomolsk area 50°25'23.90"N 136°51'4.83"E . It seems to have some kind of launch pads, and an old russian fighterbomber at the gate . Adjacent seems to be another inactive SA-3 (?) site 50°25'26.06"N 136°52'27.02"E.

Rgrds, Ola

Sean O'Connor said...

The first site with the Yakovlev BREWER or FIREBAR (can't tell which) at the entrance looks like some sort of munitions storage facility to me. The other site is a very old SA-2 site. You can make out four revetments and part of a fifth, with #6 apparently having been obliterated. Looks like that site was converted into another storage facility as well.

zzp402 said...

can't download "SAM Site Overview.kmz"
send it to me,ok?
zzp402@gmail.com

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 26 October 2008 (2823 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in the Czech Republic (SA-2, SA-3, S-300P), Georgia (SA-3), Germany (SA-2), Iraq (SA-3), Norway (NASAMS), Poland (SA-6), Saudi Arabia (HAWK), Turkmenistan (SA-2), the Ukraine (SA-2, SA-11), and Uzbekistan (SA-2); active and inactive sites in Egypt (EW, SA-2, SA-3), Kazakhstan (EW, SA-2), Serbia (SA-6), and Singapore (HAWK, SAM garrison); active sites in China (HQ-2), England (EW), Finland (SA-11 garrison), Kyrgyzstan (EW), Romania (EW), and Vietnam (SA-3); removed one inactive Egyptian SA-2 site no longer visible in current imagery; recategorized an empty SA-2 site in Egypt as an active SA-3 site due to more current imagery; recategorized two SA-5 sites as empty SA-5 sites in the Czech Republic due to more current imagery.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 10 November 2008 (2959 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Algeria (SA-6), the Czech Republic (SA-4), Egypt (SA-2), Germany (EW, SA-6), and Iraq (EW, SA-2, SA-3, SA-6); active and inactive sites in Iran (HQ-2), Russia (EW, 36D6, SA-2), and the United States (AN/TPS-71 OTH, HAWK); active sites in Australia (Jindalee OTH), China (EW, OTH, OTH Test Facility, Shuangchengzi SAM Test Range), England (EW), France (NOSTRADAMUS OTH), Norway (EW), Saudi Arabia (EW), and Uzbekistan (EW); color-coded icons in the SAMs by country folder (see below); added visible Bloodhound SAM sites to the Historical Sites folder.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 15 November 2008 (2975 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Estonia (SA-2) and Germany (EW, SA-2, SA-3); active and inactive sites in Russia (EW, SA-2, SA-3); active sites in Poland (EW) and Vietnam (SA-2); added Low Resolution sites folder (see below).

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC,

I sugest to you that you could prepare a map with the ranges of the ICBMs of Russia and USA, because we not rarely can find this kind of map in cases like China, North Korea, India, Pakistan or Iran, but not in those aforementioned.

Sean O'Connor said...

I tried that already, it doesn't work. The tool I use to draw circles for the SAM site ranges won't cooperate with a really big circle that crosses the international date line. If I can find a way to make it work, I'll do it.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 23 November 2008 (3045 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Afghanistan (SA-3); active and inactive sites in Belarus (EW, 36D6, SA-3, SA-11), Iran (EW, HQ-2, HAWK), Peru (EW, SA-3), Russia (EW, SA-2, SA-3, S-300P), and the Ukraine (EW, 36D6, SA-2, SA-3, SA-11 garrison); active sites in Algeria (EW) and China (EW, radar test facility).

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC,

In that case, if you couldn't prepare the ICBM's map, I suggest that you prepare a map with the actual coverage of the Early-Warning radars and satellites of Russia, a thing very difficult to find too.

Sean O'Connor said...

What radars, the air defense EW radars, or the missile defense EW radars?

Anonymous said...

Oh! Sorry! In that case, I was referring to the missile EW radars. It is possible? And it is important to note that the real ranges of the radars need to be observed and expressed, because in many maps with that kind of information the real coverage is not expressed.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 6 December 2008 (3202 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Azerbaijan (SA-3), Belarus (SA-2, SA-3), Iraq (SA-2, SA-3, SA-6), Kuwait (Patriot), Lithuania (S-300P), and Moldova (SA-2); active and inactive sites in Bulgaria (EW, SA-2, SA-3), Cuba (EW, SA-2), the Czech Republic (EW, 36D6, SA-2, SA-6), Germany (EW, SA-4), Iran (EW, HQ-2, HQ-2 training site), Libya (EW, SA-2), Poland (EW, SA-2, SA-3 garrison), Russia (EW, 64N6, SA-2, SA-11, S-300PS), Syria (EW, SA-2, SA-3, SA-6), Turkmenistan (EW, SA-4), the Ukraine (SA-2, S-300PT), and Uzbekistan (EW, SA-2); active sites in Algeria (EW, SA-3), Angola (36D6), India (36D6), Japan (HAWK, Patriot), Kazakhstan (EW), Myanmar (EW), Romania (EW), Saudi Arabia (HAWK), Slovakia (EW), Sudan (EW), Tajikistan (EW), Tanzania (EW), and Yemen (EW); one S-300PT site in the Ukraine, and one 64N6 and one S-300PS site in Russia identified through Kosmosnimki; one inactive S-300P site in the Czech Republic recategorized as an inactive SA-2 site following reexamination of available imagery.

Doug in Dispatch said...

Sean

I am surprised these files dont have classifications attached - as always excellent work.

Leonid said...

Nice analysis from Dr. Carlo Kopp
http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-2009-01.html

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 18 January 2009 (3314 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Egypt (EW), India (SA-3) and Iraq (EW, SA-2, SA-3, SA-6); active and inactive sites in Cuba (EW, SA-2, SA-3, SA-6, SAM garrison, SA-3 garrison, SA-6 garrison), Russia (EW, 64N6, SA-3, SA-5), Saudi Arabia (EW) and Vietnam (EW, SA-2, SA-2 garrison); active sites in Algeria (EW), Australia (EW), China (EW), Iran (EW, HAWK), Nagorno-Karabakh (SAM garrison), and Venezuela (EW).

QQ said...

IN JAPAN
24°46'9.29"N 125°19'26.97"E
33°16'3.00"N 130°31'43.18"E
44° 4'57.39"N 144°13'57.04"E
39°32'18.16"N 141°58'27.52"E
41°58'10.66"N 143°13'11.51"E
42° 9'37.68"N 139°26'31.41"E
37°21'17.46"N 140°42'7.33"E
34°36'0.69"N 138°12'51.19"E
27°22'8.22"N 128°33'58.91"E
35° 6'55.37"N 139°59'3.10"E
35°30'41.15"N 133°13'21.22"E

Aviapics said...

Hi all,
South East of France.
The 54eme RA (artillery Regiment) operates Roland and Mistral missiles. The home base is Hyeres.
Here is a kmz of Hyeres and Istres aerea :
http://gilles.herbin.free.fr/googleearth/Air%20Defense.kmz

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 12 February 2009 (3376 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Afghanistan (SA-2), Iraq (SA-3, SA-6, EW, SAM training range), Kazakhstan (SA-2, EW), Kuwait (HAWK), Libya (SA-2, SA-3), and Russia (SA-2, EW, 64N6); active and inactive sites in Egypt (SA-2, HAWK, EW), India (SA-3, EW), and Vietnam (SA-2, EW); active sites in England (BMEWS) and the United States (AN/FPS-108).

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 23 February 2009 (3463 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Algeria (SA-6), Germany (EW, SA-2, SA-8), Poland (EW), and Yemen (SA-2); active and inactive sites in Angola (SA-2, SA-3), Bulgaria (EW), Egypt (EW, SA-2, SA-3, HAWK), Eritrea (EW, SA-6), Libya (SA-2, SA-3, SAM garrison), Russia (EW, SA-2), and Syria (SA-2, SA-3, SA-6); active sites in China (EW), Greece (HAWK), Tanzania (EW), the United States (Patriot), and Zimbabwe (EW).

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 28 February 2009 (3649 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Cyprus (S-300PMU-1), Estonia (SA-2, SA-3), Georgia (EW), Latvia (SA-2, S-300P), and Peru (SA-3); active and inactive sites in Bulgaria (EW, SA-2), Cuba (EW, SA-2), Kazakhstan (EW, SA-2, SAM garrison), Russia (EW, SA-3), the Ukraine (EW, 36D6, SA-2, SA-3), and Uzbekistan (EW, SA-3); active sites in Armenia (SA-3), Australia (EW), China (EW, HQ-2, HQ-2 training site, SAM training site), Eritrea (SA-3), Japan (HAWK, Patriot), Libya (SA-2 garrison), Nagorno-Karabakh (EW), North Korea (EW, SA-2), Pakistan (EW, EW training site), Poland (EW), Romania (EW), Syria (EW, SA-2, SA-3, SA-6, SAM training area), and Tajikistan (EW); recategorized the following sites due to new information: 3 Patriot (US) to SL-AMRAAM, 1 inactive HAWK (Iran) to active HAWK. Placemarks in the SAMs by Country folder now will display text boxes when clicked in Google Earth 5. These text boxes will list the identified components at each location, to include TERs, TARs, and support components. This is an ongoing update, not all sites are currently updated to contain this information.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 1 April 2009 (3715 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Angola (SA-3), Hungary (EW), Iraq (EW), and the Ukraine (EW); active and inactive sites in Germany (EW, Nike Radar), Italy (EW, HAWK), Russia (EW, SA-2), and Syria (EW, SA-2, SA-6); active sites in China (EW), Greece (EW, HAWK), India (Wheeler Island), Iran (EW, HAWK), Japan (EW), Qatar (Patriot), South Korea (HAWK), and Turkey (EW); relabeled 64N6 and 36D6 radar sites directly supporting or co-located with S-300P series SAM units as blue circles. This will help differentiate between legitimate EW network sites and SAM acquisition radar sites.

mp said...

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Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 13 April 2009 (3783 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Cuba (SA-2), Kazakhstan (SA-2), Saudi Arabia (EW), and Turkmenistan (SA-2); active and inactive sites in Azerbaijan (SA-2, SA-4), China (EW, HQ-2, KS-1A), Egypt (EW, SA-2), Iraq (EW, SA-2, SA-3), Kuwait (EW, HAWK), Russia (EW, 36D6, SA-2, SA-5, S-300PM), and Taiwan (EW, TK-II radar site, Patriot, CSIST missile test range); active sites in India (EW), Italy (HAWK), and Japan (Chu-SAM garrison); recategorized Taiwanese TK-I and TK-II sites based on new information discussed on the forum and altered range rings accordingly, reclassified an Azeri empty SA-3 site as an active SA-4 site and a Russian empty S-300P series site as an active S-300PM-1 site based on further imagery interpretation and analysis.

Anonymous said...

Can't see any range rings: any reasons why?
Best, NS

Anonymous said...

too lazy to read comments first, sorry.
couple of tulips to add:
55 06 00
77 33 10
NS

Sean O'Connor said...

NS: read through the main post. Range rings are now available through a mailing list. I made that change to keep the file size down, otherwise it was often unavailable for download due to bandwidth problems.

Anonymous said...

41°29'50.42"N
44°58'41.99"E

SA-2

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 3 May 2009 (3867 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Denmark (NIKE HERCULES, NIKE radar), Iraq (EW, SA-2, SA-3, SA-6), Latvia (SA-3), Norway (NIKE HERCULES), Taiwan (NIKE HERCULES), Turkmenistan (SA-2, SA-4); active and inactive sites in Azerbaijan (EW, SA-3), China (EW, EW training facility), Japan (EW, HAWK, HAWK garrison), Kazakhstan (EW, SA-2), Russia (36D6, EW, SA-2), Saudi Arabia (Patriot, HAWK); active sites in Algeria (EW), Burundi (EW), Cyprus (EW), Ethiopia (36D6), India (EW, SA-3, SA-3 garrison), Libya (SA-2 garrison), Nigeria (EW), Turkey (EW, NIKE HERCULES, NIKE radar), the Ukraine (EW); relabeled NIKE radar sites as blue or white circles depending on their status to differentiate them from dedicated EW radar facilities.

Dan H said...

Awesome site, Sean...

FYI, some of the purported EW sites that you have reported in Russia are actually old sites of the now-defunct SEVER troposcatter system. You can recognize them by the billboard antennas (some are still up, some are on the ground). While I'm pretty sure that some of the peripheral ones had EW sites in proximity, there doesn't seem to be much evidence. Take a look at http://rammstein.dfmk.hu/~s200/tropo.html for a link to a KMZ file and http://www.trrlsever.org/ for a cool historical site (in Russian...).

Keep up the good work!!

Dan the Tropo geek...

Sean O'Connor said...

Yeah, I know some of the Russian EW sites are wrong. I haven't gone in and deleted all of 'em yet.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 27 May 2009 (4118 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Azerbaijan (SA-2), Cuba (SA-2), Georgia (SA-2), Iran (HAWK), Iraq (EW, SA-6), Kyrgyzstan (SA-3), Libya (EW, SA-2), Panama (HAWK), Poland (SA-2), Saudi Arabia (HAWK), Sweden (Bloodhound), Turkmenistan (SA-2), USA (HAWK), and Uzbekistan (SA-2); active and inactive sites in Egypt (EW), Germany (EW, HAWK, Patriot, Patriot garrison), Moldova (36D6, SA-3, SAM garrison), Russia (EW, SA-2, SA-3, S-300P), South Korea (EW, Nike radar), Syria (EW, SA-2, SA-6), and the UK (EW, Bloodhound); active sites in Australia (Woomera range) and the Ukraine (EW, 36D6, S-300V garrison); recategorized 1 Ukrainian and 1 Moldovan EW site as a 36D6 radar site and 1 Russian empty SA-2 site as an empty SA-3 site based on further imagery analysis.

Anonymous said...

Hi, excellent work.
First a note: from recent visit to Romania:
-N4513098 E02656839 Active Fan Song
-N4513112 E02656884 Active Side Net
-Among 4 vehicles south of Side Net, one was a Spoon Rest.

One question: why Ranges Rings don't show up any more in the latest updates of your SAM sites Overviews?

Sean O'Connor said...

For range rings, read this:

There is a fifth folder, Range Rings, which may be obtained through the IMINT & Analysis mailing list. Subscribe to the mailing list by sending an e-mail to imintandanalysisATgmail.com with the words SAM SITE UPDATE in the subject line. Updated range ring files will be mailed to all users on the mailing list when the newest update is posted here.

Sean O'Connor said...

I got you added. I don't think I ever got your e-mail.

Anonymous said...

Sean,

Big thanks goes out to you and the crew for your hard work. Got a couple of quick questions here:

1). How were you able to ascertain the Chinese S300 site at 24.13, 117.56, and the HQ-9 site at 34.29, 107.35 without available high resolution imagery?

2). What makes you sure that 23.26, 116.45 is a vacant HQ9 site?

Also, just on a side note, I find that concentration of HQ2 sites are normally accompanied by new sams. Since Chengdu doesn't have any advanced sams yet, that might be a good place to look next.

Stan567 said...

Hi SOC, about this EW site :
48°21'5.19"N 47°13'8.18"E

A very similar site can be found just 10 km at the West.
They're probably used to monitor the bombing practices of the nearby bombing range. See all the targets and craters at the North.

Sean O'Connor said...

The Chinese SAM sites mentioned above were located using Digital Globe imagery visible in Terra Server's online web viewer. They were located using high-resolution imagery, just not Google Earth!

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 19 June 2009 (4211 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Azerbaijan (SA-2, SA-3), Georgia (SA-2, SA-3), Iraq (EW, SA-3), Nagorno-Karabakh (SA-4), Somalia (EW, SA-2), Syria (SA-2, SA-3, SA-6), and Turkmenistan (SA-2, SA-4); active and inactive sites in China (EW, OTH, LPAR, 36D6, HQ-2, HQ-9, S-300PMU-1), Egypt (EW, SA-2, SA-3, SAM training range), North Korea (SA-2), Russia (64N6, S-300PS, S-300PT, S-300V garrison), and the Ukraine (36D6, SA-2, S-300PT, SAM training range); active sites in Algeria (SA-3, SA-6), Armenia (64N6, S-300PT), Belarus (64N6, S-300PT, SA-11 garrison), Eritrea (EW), Germany (EW), India (SA-3), Iran (HAWK), South Korea (HAWK), and Uzbekistan (EW); one Ukrainian EW site recategorized as a 36D6 radar site and three inactive Egyptian or Libyan SA-2 sites recategorized as active SA-2 or SA-3 sites based on further imagery analysis; some of the new sites in Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, China, North Korea, Russia, South Korea, and the Ukraine added due to exploitation of Terra Server imagery available online.

PS860 said...

A couple of additions for Armenia:

40°12'38"N 44°36'44"E Possible CLAM SHELL. No S-300P launchers visible but may mean that your nearby SA-3 site has been reequipped with S-300PT now.
40°19'05"N 44°22'06"E Empty SA-2 site
40°04'24"N 44°31'10"E Empty SA-3 site?

Best wishes,
/P

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 8 July 2009 (4271 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Angola (SA-2), Iraq (EW, SA-2, SA-3), Syria (SA-2, SA-3), Turkmenistan (SA-2) and the Ukraine (SA-2); active and inactive sites in the DPRK (EW, SA-2, SA-3); active sites in Belarus (EW), Nagorno-Karabakh (36D6), Poland (SA-3 garrison) and Russia (36D6, 64N6); two Russian EW sites recategorized as 64N6 and/or 36D6 EW sites after further examination of current and historical imagery, one Angolan SA-2 recategorized as an inactive SA-2 site based on analysis of the most current imagery available; low-resolution sites added in Iraq, Syria, and Turkmenistan.

Sean O'Connor said...

PS:

That site has been reequipped. Look at the Terra Server imagery file I posted. You see the CLAM SHELL and the SA-3 battery at the same time on-screen because the radar image and the site image were from different dates. Seeing that CLAM SHELL prompted me to look at the SA-3 sites in Terra Server to see which ones were re-equipped.

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC!
Regarding Syria:
Al Haylunah has a second SA-5 battery (35° 9'10.72"N 36°14'44.15"E) and the site you have as SA-5 at 34°57'33.73"N 36°15'23.11"E seems to be no SA-5 site. There are six smaller launcher - looks like SA-9/13 stuff.
For reference see Terraserver :-)
cheers rambo54

Sean O'Connor said...

The first site is in the Low Resolution Sites subfolder in the file!

As for the second, it is most definitely an SA-5 site. Center your Terra Server viewer on 34 57 32 N, 36 15 22 E. You'll notice a ring of six squares around a central area. Those squares are where the launch rails are affixed. Look at an empty or inactive site somewhere else, you'll see the exact same foundations for the launch rails. The only error appears to have been assigning it as an active site, when it is clearly non operational.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 10 July 2009 (4512 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in China (HQ-2), Croatia (SA-2), Denmark (NIKE-HERCULES), Egypt (SA-2), Eritrea (SA-3), Germany (HAWK), Iraq (EW, SA-3), and Syria (SA-2); active and inactive sites in Angola (SA-3, SA-2 garrison), India (SA-3), and Italy (NIKE-HERCULES, NIKE radar); one each Angolan SA-3, Eritrean SA-3, Indian SA-3, and Syrian SA-2 recategorized as inactive due to new imagery; low-resolution sites added in Croatia, Iraq, and Syria; historical sites added in England (Bloodhound) and Germany (NIKE-HERCULES); SHORAD SAMs folder added; Target Range SAMs folder added.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 18 July 2009 (4532 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Armenia (SA-3); active and inactive sites in Poland (EW) and Russia (S-300PS, S-300P, SA-2, S-300P garrison); active sites in Azerbaijan (EW), China (HQ-6), Greece (EW-former low resolution site) and Iran (HQ-2); low-resolution sites added in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, and Poland, added one US SA-2 to Target Range SAMs.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 20 July 2009 (4559 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Kazakhstan (SA-2); active and inactive sites in Russia (EW, SA-2, SA-5) and the Ukraine (EW, 36D6, SA-2, SA-3, S-300P, S-300V, S-300P garrison, S-300V garrison, Opuc Cape SAM training range); two low-resolution sites added in Iran, moved one Ukrainian low-resolution SA-2 to the regular database as an inactive SA-2 after examining Terra Server imagery of the site; changed one Ukrainian inactive S-300P site to an inactive SA-3 site after re-examinination; removed one Ukrainian S-300PT after re-examining current imagery (the site was re-equipped with the S-300PS).

Sean O'Connor said...

Latest updates: active and inactive sites in Belarus (SA-2, S-300PS), Iraq (SA-2, SA-3), Russia (64N6, SA-2, S-300PS, S-300PM, S-300P, S-300P garrison), and South Korea (EW, Nike Radar, NIKE-HERCULES); active sites in Serbia (SA-3) and the Ukraine (36D6); changed one Russian EW site, two Egyptian SA-2 sites, and one Libyan SA-3 site to inactive based on recent imagery updates; moved one Saudi Arabian Patriot site, three Libyan SA-3 sites, and one Libyan SA-2 site to the historic folder as they are no longer visible in current imagery; moved one Greek EW site and one Russian SA-2 site from the Low Resoultion folder to the main database as imagery was updated; added ten sites to the USA Target Range SAMs folder; readded direct download capability for the Range Rings folder.

freem124 said...

I was wondering if you had done any research on Lebanon's SAM network and whether or not Hezbollah plays a role in maintaining and utilizing this network? I do know that Hezbollah posses SA-6s and likely posseses the SA-2. Does Hezbollah have a different network from the Lebanese military? If so how can one distinguish one network from the other? I think these are some very interesting questions that would pertain to your research and also to my own.

burjuin said...

Hi SOC
In Armenia
In service TerraServer.com site SA-2 on:
40°19'16.8"N
44°21'56.5"E
Cheers,
Burjuin

ACW367 said...

Sean

Although the UK doesn't have fixed SAM sites. Rapier units train at a range in the South Uist range near the village of West Gerinish. Some rapier fire units are permanently based there. They can be seen attached to vehicles in Google Earth. The range fire points are at 57-21-45N 7-23-10W. 3 Rapier FSC fire units can be seen attached to vehicles at 57-21-36N 7-23-10W, with a further unit at 57-21-38N 7-23-16W

Regards ACW367

Sean O'Connor said...

I've added the UK site as a SAM Training Range, it'll appear shortly in the next update.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 4 August 2009 (5079 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in China (HQ-6, S-300P) and Iraq (SA-3); active sites in Spain (Patriot, SAM training range) and the Ukraine (36D6); added low resolution sites in Azerbaijan, China, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Vietnam; moved two Chinese (HQ-2), three Libyan (SA-2, SA-3), and one Taiwanese (HAWK) low resolution sites to the main database based on new imagery availability; changed one Chinese S-300PMU site to an S-300PMU-1 site, one Chinese inactive S-300P site to an active S-300PMU site, one Chinese HQ-2 site to an HQ-9 site, and one Ukrainian SA-5 site to an inactive site based on new imagery analysis; added 33 sites to the USA Target Range SAMs folder.

RAJ47 said...

Hi SOC,
the forum site is not working.
Hi Hsap,
thats probably the Serbian AAA location which downed the B2s and F117 during Kosovo conflict.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 25 August 2009 (5135 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Iraq (EW, SA-3) and Poland (EW); active and inactive sites in Croatia (EW), Kazakhstan (EW, SA-2), Russia (EW, 36D6, SA-2, SA-3, S-300P), and the Ukraine (EW, SA-2, SA-3, S-300P); active sites in Armenia (36D6, SA-2), Belarus (EW, 36D6), Belgium (EW), China (HQ-2), England (SAM Training Range), Iran (HAWK), and Syria (SA-6); select EW sites in Armenia, Belarus, and Russia recategorized as 36D6 sites due to further examination; one each Angolan SA-2, Armenian SA-2 and Iranian HAWK recategorized as active or inactive based on analysis of newer imagery; 9 Russian SEVER troposcatter sites wrongly labeled as EW sites removed from the database; various low-resolution sites added in Iran, Iraq, and Russia; 2 sites added to USA Target Range SAMs.

Sean O'Connor said...

Latest updates: inactive sites in Belarus (SA-3), Croatia (SA-2), Latvia (SA-3), Macedonia (SA-3), and Poland (SA-2); active and inactive sites in China (7010 ABM radar, HQ-2, HQ-6, HQ-9, KS-1A) and Russia (EW, 36D6, OTH, SA-2, SA-5, S-300P, S-300P garrison); active sites in Libya (SA-2, SA-3, SAM garrison); added 16 low-resolution sites to Estonia, Latvia, Russia, and Slovenia. Many of the above updates involve former low-resolution sites being recategorized due to new imagery being available, or former sites being recategorized due to more current imagery being made available.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 29 September 2009 (5213 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Georgia (SA-2) and Iraq (EW, SA-2); active and inactive sites in Egypt (EW, SA-2), Kazakhstan (EW, SA-2, SAM garrison), and Uzbekistan (36D6, SA-2, SA-3); active sites in Algeria (EW), China (EW), Laos (EW), Moldova (EW), Poland (EW), Qatar (EW), South Korea (HAWK), Turkmenistan (EW), and Yemen (SA-3); changed multiple sites to reflect new operational status after examining current imagery, to include a 64N6 in the Ukraine and multiple SAM sites in Yemen.

Short & mid-range anti-aircraft missiles & anti-sub torpedoes for aircraft carrier said...

Short & mid-range anti-aircraft missiles & anti-sub torpedoes for aircraft carrier: http://china-arsenal.blogspot.com/2009/11/chinas-aircraft-carrier-other-countries.html

PS860 said...

There is a SA-11 brigade (7th SAM Brigade) in Dzhida, Siberian MD. Is it what we see at 50°43'8"N 106°9'39"E?
/P

Sean O'Connor said...

Yes, that is the SA-11 garrison. Look at some of the historical imagery, you can make out individual TELARs.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 21 October 2009 (2nd Update) (5265 locations)

Latest updates: active and inactive sites in Russia (64N6, SA-2, S-300PS, S-300P garrison); active sites in Algeria (EW), China (HQ-2, former low-resolution site), England (EW), and Kazakhstan (EW); added 5 new low-resolution sites to Kazakhstan (EW, S-300PMU), Russia (EW), and the Ukraine (SA-2); redesignated a Russian inactive 64N6 site to an active site based on further analysis.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 21 October 2009 (5250 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in China (EW), Macedonia (SA-3), and Poland (SA-2); active sites in Chile (EW), Russia (64N6), and South Korea (Nike Hercules); added 29 new low-resolution sites to Estonia (SA-2, SA-3, S-300P), Hungary (EW), Iran (HQ-2), Kazakhstan (SA-2), Latvia (SA-2), Poland (SA-2, SA-3), Russia (SA-2, S-300P), Turkmenistan (EW), the Ukraine (S-300PT), and Uzbekistan (EW); redesignated a Macedonian inactive SA-2 site to an inactive SA-3 site based on credible force structure information.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 8 November 2009 (5101 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Hungary (EW), Iraq (EW, SA-3), Kazakhstan (SA-5), Lithuania (EW, SA-2), Norway (NIKE-HERCULES, NIKE radar), Poland (SA-3), Serbia (SA-3), Turkmenistan (SA-2) and the Ukraine (SA-2); active and inactive sites in Russia (SA-2, S-300P, SA-11 garrison, S-300P garrison) and the United States (EW); active sites in Romania (EW) and Tajikistan (EW); added 51 new low-resolution and 13 new historical sites; recategorized a Romanian EW site as active based on further imagery interpretation; readjusted site totals due to a mathematical error.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 15 November 2009 (5116 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Iraq (SA-2) and Uzbekistan (EW); active and inactive sites in Pakistan (EW) and Syria (EW, SA-6); active sites in Kyrgyzstan (EW), Russia (S-300PM), and Turkmenistan (SAM garrison); added low resolution sites in Syria (EW) and Turkmenistan (EW); Russian site identified using online imagery sources.

Anonymous said...

IN TURKEY
I SEE A NEW HAWK LOCATION
41 03 48 29 12 37
I AM SURE TURKEY BUY 8 BATTERIES 1N 2005
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE OTHER HAWK SITE

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 24 November 2009 (5125 locations)

Latest updates: inactive sites in Kazakhstan (EW) and Kyrgyzstan (SA-2); active and inactive sites in Russia (EW, SA-2) and the Ukraine (36D6, SA-2); active sites in Armenia (SA-4), Azerbaijan (36D6), and Libya (SA-3); recategorized one Libyan inactive SA-2 site ans an active SA-3 site based on new imagery; removed low resolution SA-2 sites from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan based on examination of high-resolution imagery, Kazakh site dropped and Kyrgyz site moved to relevant section.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 2 December 2009 (5209 locations)

Latest updates: active and inactive sites in India (EW, 36D6, Green Pine, SA-2); active sites in Bangladesh (EW), Chile (EW), Colombia (EW), Guinea Bissau (EW), Japan (EW), Kazakhstan (36D6), Laos (EW), Morocco (EW), Nigeria (EW), Peru (EW), Russia (EW, 36D6), South Africa (EW), Sri Lanka (EW), Sudan (EW), Syria (36D6), Tajikistan (36D6), Turkey (HAWK), Turkmenistan (36D6, SA-4 garrison), and Zambia (EW); added low resolution sites in Azerbaijan (SA-4), Morocco (EW), and Vietnam (EW); recategorized 1 Kazakhstani, 2 Russian, 1 Syrian, and 1 Turkmenistani EW site as 36D6 EW sites based on further imagery interpretation.

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC,

In Armenia
Do you think that?
39.619436°N , 45.924696°E

Cheers,

Sean O'Connor said...

Looks like some sort of artillery or armored vehicles in revetments.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 5 December 2009 (5301 locations)

Make sure you read the notes, there have been some changes to the structure of the database.

Latest updates: inactive sites in: Kazakhstan (SA-2); active sites in: Armenia (EW, 36D6), Austria (EW), Azerbaijan (EW, 36D6), Bulgaria (EW), Croatia (EW), Cyprus (EW), Czech Republic (EW), Denmark (EW), Estonia (EW), Finland (EW), France (EW), Georgia (36D6, SA-11), Germany (EW), Greece (EW, HAWK), Indonesia (EW), Iran (EW, HAWK), Israel (EW, Patriot, SAM training facility), Italy (EW), Jordan (EW, HAWK training facility), Kuwait (EW), Lithuania (EW), Norway (EW), Oman (EW), Romania (EW), Russia (EW), Serbia (EW), Switzerland (EW), Turkey (EW), and the UAE (EW); added low resolution sites to Bulgaria (SA-2); added target range SAM sites to England (5N63S, S-300P); moved low resolution EW sites to the main database as their identification at lower resolution likely indicates activity; removed the SAMs By Type folder to make the database smaller; added subfolders to each nation's range rings folder for range rings corresponding to low resolution sites which have been determined to likely be active; moved low resolution SAM sites to subfolders within each nation's SAMs By Country folder for ease of reference.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 12 December 2009 (5389 locations)

Latest updates: active and inactive sites in: Egypt (EW, HAWK), Libya (EW, SA-3, SA-6), Russia (EW, SA-2), Serbia (SA-6) and the Ukraine (EW); active sites in Belarus (EW), Brazil (EW), France (EW), Iceland (EW), Mexico (EW), Mongolia (EW), Pakistan (EW), Romania (EW, 36D6), Saudi Arabia (EW), Thailand (EW), Turkey (EW), Turkmenistan (EW) and Yemen (EW, SA-3); recategorized one Romanian EW site as a 36D6 site based on interpretation of historical imagery; added one Russian low resolution SA-2 site; updated many Inactive and Facilities folders within each nation's section to facilitate ease of use.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 17 December 2009 (5430 locations)

Latest updates:

Here's a new layout for revealing the latest updates. This update was processed without the benefit of the KML file showing the 15 December imagery update, so there may be more to follow once that is released, including more site status changes. As it is, we've got the first Iranian SA-15s and the first Chinese S-300PMU-2s. Expect an update to the Iranian SAM Deployment piece depicting the Natanz air defenses. Figures that they post this new imagery the day after I update it in the first place!

Africa

Algeria: Inactive SA-2 and SA-6 sites in low resolution
Angola: Inactive SA-2 site (formerly active)
Egypt: Inactive SA-2 and HAWK sites
Libya: Inactive SA-2 sites in low resolution

Asia

China: Active HQ-2, S-300PMU-2, 64N6, 96L6E, OTH-SW, inactive HQ-2 and S-300P (many sites represent updates reflecting new equipment)
North Korea: Active and empty SA-2 sites (some formerly low resolution)
Pakistan: Active EW site

Europe

Albania: Inactive EW site
Armenia: Active 36D6 and S-300PT sites (formerly SA-3 sites)
Azerbaijan: Active 36D6, SA-2, SA-3, SA-4 sites, inactive EW, SA-2, and SA-3 sites (some formerly low-resolution)
Belarus: Inactive S-300P site (formerly active S-300PT)
Nagorno-Karabakh: Active 36D6 site
Romania: Active 36D6 site (formerly EW site)
Russia: Active SA-11 and S-300PS sites, inactive SA-2 site
Ukraine: Active EW, 36D6, S-300V sites, inactive SA-2 sites (some low resolution), S-300V garrison

Middle East

Iran: Active HAWK, SA-6, and SA-15 sites

Mehdi said...

Hi Sean, great work as usual, i have a question regarding the UAE EW network.
they are known to have ordered the An/TPS-70, would the EW sites found host the mentioned radar?

Sean O'Connor said...

Mehdi: that's possible, but I won't use that unless I can confirm it somewhere.

Current as of: 19 December 2009 (5442 locations)

Latest updates:

New to this update is the clickable icons feature. In many nations, clicking on the icon in Google Earth will now bring up a window detailing relevant information, such as SAM type, radars present, and site status. To see what nations have been completed so far, click on SAMs by country in the SAM Site Overview folder. A pop-up will appear detailing the nations which have been given this treatment as of this update.

This update list may not be all-inclusive, there are likely some changes that slipped through as I was fixing things on the fly while editing the placemarks in a number of nations.

Africa

Algeria: Active and inactive SA-3
Ethiopia: Inactive SA-2 site (formerly active)

Asia

China: Two HQ-2s deleted and replaced by inactive HQ-2s, two target range HAWK sites added
India: two SA-3s changed to inactive, new SA-3 and 36D6 added
Tajikistan: one SA-3 changed to Pechora-2M

Europe

Russia: S-300P garrison, 2 36D6 sites added, inactive SA-2 and S-300P added
Ukraine: 36D6 removed, EW site added

Middle East

Bahrain: one HAWK switched to inactive
Qatar: Patriot added
Syria: various site status changes
UAE: Patriot added

South America

Peru: inactive SA-3 added

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 27 December 2009 (5462 locations)

Latest updates:

Various nations have had their placemarks upgraded to the new clickable format.

Asia

Kazakhstan: Active S-300PMU, EW, and EW training facility
Mongolia: Inactive EW site

Europe

Armenia: S-300P garrison added
Azerbaijan: Active EW site added
Cyprus: SA-11 garrison added
Georgia: Inactive EW site added
Romania: Active EW site added
Russia: Active 64N6, EW site, and S-300P garrison added, inactive EW site and SA-3 site added
Ukraine: Active 36D6, EW site, S-300P garrison, 2 inactive SA-3 added, 4 EW sites changed to 36D6 sites, 1 S-300PT site changed to inactive

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 30 December 2009 (5467 locations)

Latest updates:

All sites except for US EW sites have now been reformatted with site information. Various updates, including status changes or outright deletions, were made during the update process, and may not be posted below. Corrections to system component identifications are welcome and encouraged.

Africa

Egypt: removed various Skyguard sites wrongly labeled as HAWK sites
Eritrea: Inactive SA-3 site added

Asia

China: Active 36D6, 64N6, and HQ-2 sites added
India: Inactive SA-2 and SA-3 sites added

Europe

Belarus: Inactive SA-2 sites added
Lithuania: Inactive S-300P site added
Russia: Active EW site added

Middle East

Saudi Arabia: Active Patriot and inactive HAWK sites added

blogger said...

J-14 aircraft hi-res images:
http://china-arsenal.blogspot.com/2010/01/j-14-aircraft-hi-res-images.html

PS860 said...

In TerraServer you can see an SA-2 site with two separate launch positions at N69°42'23" E33°3'47". This is the Tsyp-Navolok SAM battalion of the disbanded 116th SAM Brigade.
It is also mentioned in Russian sources that this brigade also had an SA-3 battalion at the Gora Motka mountain. You can see a facility at N69°38'19" E32°17'29" in TerraServer. I can't decide if this is really a SAM site but the location fits.
/P

Sean O'Connor said...

The Gora Motka site does look like it's a former S-125 battery position. You can see some of the old revetments if you look closely enough. Good finds!

PS860 said...

I stay up north with my snooping. There is an S-75 site in GE at 64°49'17"N 40°29'18"E. This is probably the 1st SAM bn of the disbanded 515th SAM rgt, which is reportedly located near Lapominka.
There is a possible empty S-300P site at 64°24'19"N 41°1'24.21"E. I was looking for an S-75 site belonging to 4th bn / 515th rgt in Zachapino / Lyavlya. This may be that one even though I haven't found written references to S-300P there.
Have you removed placemarks in this area from your file? I believe you used to have empty SA-2 sites at 64°23'25"N 40°18'54"E and 64°36'6"N 40°49'4"E.

Sean O'Connor said...

That is an empty S-300P site. I've still got those "missing" sites, have you downloaded the latest version of the file? They should be in there.

PS860 said...

There were some problems on my side. I worked with a file dated Jan 4 and I missed some placemarks. When I downloaded your Jan 5 update everything was right again.
/P

PS860 said...

Magnitogorsk region. S-75 site at 53°15'9"N 58°57'51"E. This site reportedly later reequipped with S-300PS and may have been the location for the group CP and BIG BIRD radar.
In TerraServer at 53°26'44"N 58°45'55"E you can see another S-75 site. Both these, together with the S-200 site at 53°26'2"N 59°23'29"E were subunits of the 70th SAM rgt that disbanded in 1998.
/P

Sean O'Connor said...

I doubt that first site ever saw an S-300P battery deployed there. It has the classic, unmodified S-75 layout, whereas Russia modified S-75 sites to feature larger revetments and other features to accept S-300P batteries.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 5 January 2010 (5490 locations)

Latest updates:

Africa

Botswana: EW site added

Asia

China: EW and active HQ-2 sites added
Pakistan: EW sites added, Crotale sites added to SHORAD folder

Europe

Russia: Inactive S-300P site added, inactive low-resolution S-300P site added

Middle East

Syria: EW and active SA-6 sites, inactive SA-3 site, and SAM garrison added

North America

Cuba: EW site, SAM garrison, and SA-2 garrison added

South America

Venezuela: EW sites added

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC,

It's a real great collection, but growing volume of info makes me ask if you could break initial file into separate downloads, say geographically?
Just for the sake of convenience.
You have already done done it with range rings.

Thanks again,
Nick

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC

119,5977271414478
35,47405879052746

HN series radar (2?) and a radome

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 10 January 2010 (5571 locations)

Altered scheme for 36D6 and 64N6 icons. 36D6 sites are now all blue circles, with 64N6 sites now being red circles (active) or white circles (inactive). This will make 36D6 sites easier to differentiate from basic EW sites, while keeping them separate from 64N6 sites.

Africa

Algeria: EW site, SAM garrison added
Egypt: EW site, SAM garrison added
Ethiopia: EW site added
Libya: 3 EW sites added

Asia

China: EW site added
Japan: 3 EW sites added
Kazakhstan: 3 EW sites, active SA-6 site added
Mongolia: 2 EW sites added
North Korea: inactive SA-2 site added
Taiwan: EW site added
Turkmenistan: 4 EW sites added
Uzbekistan: 4 EW sites added
Vietnam: 2 EW sites added

Europe

Azerbaijan: 2 EW sites added
Bulgaria: EW site added
Croatia: 2 EW sites added
Georgia: EW site added
Latvia: EW site added
Lithuania: EW site added
Moldova: 2 EW sites added
Nagorno-Karabakh: inactive SA-4 site added
Poland: 22 EW sites, low resolution SA-3 site added
Romania: EW site added
Russia: 5 inactive SA-2, inactive SA-3, inactive S-300P sites added
Serbia: EW site added
Ukraine: 36D6, 2 EW sites added

Middle East

Yemen: 4 EW sites added

North America

USA: one SA-2 training range site added

Anonymous said...

take a look at Lat: 30.035578°
Lon: 30.890862° .
this is Egypts SAM test range where you will find verious systems: SA-2/3/6/11, Pechora, Hawk, Skygaurd, Stinger avenger, Chapparel, anti aircraft artillery

Sean O'Connor said...

It's already marked in the file as a SAM Training Range, but thanks for confirming its purpose.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 5 February 2010 (5618 locations)

Asia

China: EW site added
Kazakhstan: 9 low resolution SA-2 sites added

Europe

Armenia: EW site added
Azerbaijan: inactive SA-2 site added
Bulgaria: SA-3 site added
Hungary: inactive SA-2 site added
Italy: EW site added
Poland: inactive SA-3 site added
Romania: EW site added
Russia: 2 EW, 36D6, 2 S-300PS, S-300P garrison, 6 inactive SA-2, 2 inactive S-300P sites added
Ukraine: 2 EW, 36D6, inactive SA-2 sites added

Middle East

Iran: EW, SA-6, 2 inactive SA-6 sites added
Iraq: 2 EW, 3 Historic SA-2, 3 Historic SA-3, Historic SA-6 sites added
Saudi Arabia: inactive HAWK site added
Syria: 36D6, SA-2, SA-3, SA-6, 3 inactive SA-2, inactive SA-3, Historic SA-3 sites added

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 8 March 2010 (5672 locations)

Africa

Egypt: empty EW, 19 inactive SA-2, 3 inactive SA-3, 2 inactive low resolution SA-2, historical SA-2 sites added
Libya: empty EW site added

Asia

Afghanistan: 2 inactive low resolution SA-3 sites added
Azerbaijan: SA-3 site added
China: EW, 2 OTH, inactive low-resolution S-300P sites added
Uzbekistan: inactive SA-3 site changed to active

Europe

Bulgaria: inactive low resolution SA-2 site added
Georgia: 36D6 site added
Latvia: inactive SA-2, inactive low resolution SA-2 sites added
Lithuania: 2 inactive low resolution SA-2 sites added
Poland: inactive SA-3 changed to active
Russia: 3 EW, inactive SA-2, 2 inactive SA-3, inactive S-300P, inactive low resolution SA-2 sites added
Ukraine: S-300PS site changed to inactive, EW site changed to 36D6 site

Middle East

Iraq: historical SA-3 site added
Syria: EW, 3 inactive SA-2, inactive SA-3, inactive low resolution SA-2 sites added

Anonymous said...

Dear Sean, well done! You are a very professional "eye"! I noted this new site building since last year! Tashkent SA-3 41°22'25.03"N 69°16'28.50"E. Now is operational. Equipments come from 41°23'3.13"N 69°15'26.65"E.

Regards.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 20 March 2010 (5713 locations, +41)

Africa

Botswana: EW site added
Egypt: 7 inactive SA-2 sites, inactive low resolution SA-3 site added
Ethiopia: inactive SA-2 site added
Libya: 4 EW sites added

Asia

China: HQ-9, S-300PMU-2, 96L6E, inactive S-300P sites added
India: 2 EW, 36D6 sites added, inactive SA-3 changed to SA-2
Kazakhstan: EW site added
North Korea: SA-3 site added

Europe

Greece: 64N6 site added
Russia: EW, S-400, inactive low resolution SA-2 site added

Middle East

Iran: 3 EW sites added
Iraq: historical SA-2, SA-3, SAM garrisons added
Syria: 10 EW sites added

North America

USA: EW site added

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC,

look in bing/maps Russia-Gdov EW site with two active 36D6 TIN SHIELD radars.
58 44 12N/027 46 56E
58 44 05N/027 46 57E

Luc V said...

Sean, the empty HQ-2 site at 35°57'24.84"N 104° 1'49.27"E seems to have some construction going on with green trucks at the lower right. SAM conversion or dismantling? Notice the new big building at the bottom.

Sean O'Connor said...

Luc, it looks like they might be beginning conversion to HQ-9 standard. There are four SAM sites around Lanzhou, and the northeast site has already been converted to HQ-9 standard. This might signify that the other three will do so as well. Good observation!

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC

40°12'29.00"N
44°36'46.64"E

Cheers,

Burjuin

burjuin said...

Hi SOC
empty site (S-300)
39°16'18.52"N
46°30'24.69"E

Cheers,

Burjuin

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 7 May 2010 (5743 locations)

Asia

China: 96L6E site added, HQ-2 and S-300PMU-1 changed to S-300PMU-2
Kyrgyzstan: EW site added
North Korea: 9 EW sites added
Pakistan: 2 EW sites added
South Korea: Patriot garrison, active low resolution Nike Hercules sites added
Turkmenistan: EW site added
Uzbekistan: SA-3 site added, EW site changed to 36D6

Europe

Armenia: 36D6 site added
Belarus: 36D6 site added
Greece: 3 EW sites added
Latvia: inactive EW site added
Russia: 2 EW, 2 36D6, inactive S-300P sites added, 3 EW changed to 36D6

Middle East

Yemen: EW site added

South America

Peru: EW site added

clivenic said...

What is this:

http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&ie=UTF8&ll=56.248834,34.127913&spn=0.033762,0.076647&z=14
http://maps.yandex.ru/?ll=34.13280420005322,56.24922358882905&z=14&l=sat,skl
http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=56.250694&lon=34.1326332&z=14&l=0&m=b&v=8

I have been nearby, but there was little activity there!

Clive

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 7 May 2010 (5770 locations, +27)

Africa

Algeria: EW site added
Egypt: 2 inactive SA-2, inactive SA-3 sites added

Asia

China: HQ-2 site added, HQ-2 site changed to inactive
India: inactive SA-3 changed to active
Japan: 9 EW, Patriot, inactive Patriot sites added, active Patriot changed to inactive
Taiwan: inactive HAWK site added
Vietnam: EW, SA-3 sites added, inactive SA-3 changed to active

Europe:

Armenia: SA-3 site added
Russia: 2 36D6, 2 inactive SA-2 sites added, inactive SA-2 changed to inactive S-300P
Ukraine: 2 inactive SA-2 sites added

Middle East

Iraq: historical SA-2 site added

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 1 June 2010 (5850 locations, +80)

Africa

Egypt: active SA-3 changed to inactive SA-2, inactive SA-2 changed to SA-3
Libya: 1 inactive SA-2, 3 inactive SA-3 sites added

Asia:

China: inactive HQ-6D site added, active HQ-2 changed to inactive S-300P, active HQ-2 changed to inactive
Kazakhstan: inactive SA-2, inactive low resolution SA-2 sites added
North Korea: 36D6, EW, 2 inactive low resolution SA-2 sites added
Uzbekistan: EW site added, active EW site changed to inactive

Europe

Belarus: 36D6, EW sites added
Hungary: inactive low resolution SA-2 replaced with inactive SA-2
Latvia: inactive low resolution SA-2 site added
Nagorno Karabakh: EW site added
Russia: 10 36D6, 64N6, 13 EW, SA-11, 8 inactive SA-2, 3 inactive SA-3, inactive SA-5, 3 inactive S-300P, S-300P garrison, SA-11 garrison addedinactive low resolution SA-2, historical SA-2 sites added
Turkey: active Nike Hercules, Nike radar changed to inactive
Ukraine: 9 EW, 3 inactive SA-2 sites added
United Kingdom: EW, SA-6 target range sites added

Middle East

Bahrain: HAWK, Patriot, inactive HAWK sites added
Syria: 2 EW, inactive SA-3, SA-2 garrison added, inactive SA-2 and SA-3 changed to active, SA-3 changed to inactive SA-2, SA-3 changed to inactive

North America

Cuba: EW, 2 inactive SA-2 sites added, active SA-3 changed to inactive

Bryan C said...

Latest range ring file not exist or not able to be download....

Sean O'Connor said...

I just checked and it's there, click on the link. If you try and right-click, save-as, it will not work. You have to click the link to go to the off-site download page at zShare.net.

Bryan C said...

Tried both way, only able to download the file with 0 byte...

Sean O'Connor said...

Well that's weird, the site (zShare) appears to be acting up. Whatever. I'll find someplace else for it next month. If you want the current range rings send me a PM in the forum with your e-mail (or an e-mail if you have my address) and I'll e-mail you the file.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 27 June 2010 (5930 locations, +80)

Africa

Algeria: EW site added
Libya: 2 EW sites added

Asia

India: 3 EW, SA-3 garrison, SA-8 SHORAD sites added
Kazakhstan: EW, inactive SA-2 sites added, changed low resolution S-300PMU to regular
North Korea: 5 EW sites added, 2 SA-3 changed to inactive

Europe

Belarus: SAM garrison added
Belgium: SAM training range added
Bulgaria: EW site added
Finland: SAM training range added
Georgia: EW site added
Hungary: 2 EW sites added
Netherlands: EW site, Patriot, inactive HAWK, Patriot garrison added
Romania: EW, inactive SA-2 sites added
Russia: 2 EW, inactive SA-2, 3 inactive S-300P, 2 inactive low resolution SA-2 sites added, changed inactive low resolution S-300P site to active S-300PM
Spain: 2 EW sites added
Ukraine: 2 EW, 36D6, inactive SA-2, inactive SA-3, 2 inactive S-300P sites, 2 SAM garrisons, 2 inactive low resolution SA-2 sites added

Middle East

Saudi Arabia: 2 EW sites added
Syria: 11 EW, EW garrison, SAM garrison, SAM training facility, 6 SA-8 SHORAD, 9 SA-9/13 SHORAD sites added

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Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 5 August 2010 (6328 locations, +398)

Africa

Egypt: 2 inactive SA-3 sites added, altered various site statuses due to new imagery

Asia

China: 2 OTH-SW test sites added
India: 36D6 site added
Pakistan: 5 EW sites added
South Korea: 4 EW, NIKE radar, NIKE-HERCULES, 2 HAWK, SAM training, historical NIKE-HERCULES sites added
Uzbekistan: EW, 36D6 sites added
Vietnam: 2 SA-3, 9 inactive SA-2, 2 inactive SA-3 sites added, SA-2 site changed to inactive

Europe

Bulgaria: 3 EW, 3 inactive SA-2, 2 inactive SA-3, inactive low resolution SA-2 sites added
Czech Republic: inactive SA-2 site added
Denmark: inactive HAWK site added
Estonia: EW, 3 inactive SA-3 sites added
Germany: 5 historical NIKE-HERCULES sites added
Greenland: 4 historical NIKE-HERCULES sites added
Hungary: 2 EW sites added
Italy: NIKE radar site added
Latvia: inactive SA-3, S-300P sites added
Netherlands: EW site added
Norway: inactive NIKE-HERCULES site added
Russia: 6 EW, 36D6, 64N6, S-300PM, 16 inactive SA-2, 3 inactive SA-3, inactive SA-4, inactive SA-5, 2 inactive S-300P, 2 S-300P garrison sites added
Turkey: inactive NIKE-HERCULES, 3 NIKE radar sites, HAWK garrison added
Ukraine: 2 EW, S-300PS, 4 inactive SA-2 sites added

Middle East

Syria: SA-2 garrison added

North America

Canada: 2 historical BOMARC sites added
USA: EW, 4 historical BOMARC, 4 historical HAWK, 130 historical NIKE-AJAX, 142 historical NIKE-HERCULES sites added

South America

Venezuela: 2 EW sites added

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC!
Your Syrian SA-6 sites at
32.905996° 35.962224° and
32.844958° 35.956595°
would be in clear violation with the 1974 cease fire treaty.
All the other SAM sites just to the east of it are in accordance with this treaty (no SAM in a 20km belt east and west of the UNDOF cease fire line).
I think the Israelis would be aware of that and could (more or less) silently protest or take action.
Cheers

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC!
Some time ago you explored that SAM support complex at Kapustin Yar.
I think there we have a good comparison between 64N6 ( 48.660578° 45.698281° ) and the new 91N6 ( 48.660380° 45.698533° ).
It is easy to measure the truck cabin length of these two elements.
The cabin length of MAZ 7910 truck is about 5,1m (according drawings) and that of MZKT 7930 is about 3,5m. So I would say we have definitely a 91N6 out there.
Cheers

Anonymous said...

Have you identified any Syrian deployment of the Pantsyr S-1 (SA-22 Greyhound) systems which the Syrians bought from Russia in 2006 (18 delivered betw. 2008-2009 according to SIPRI)

Also, is there any evidence of Iranian deployment of the Pantsyr system? I think Janes reported that Syria would pass on at least 10 of the systems to Iran because Iran basically bankrolled the deal for the Syrians in the first place.

And are there any more sites where the TOR M1 has been deployed in Iran? I think the Russians delivered at least 29, but I can only see four deployed around Natanz.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Second look at Jiuquan Missile Test Area reveils some interesting sites:
41.139251° 100.603673°
41.159276° 100.781080°
41.013665° 100.782060°
41.036462° 100.556748°
Are these S-300PM stuff ?
Base Defence or further Test sites ?
Cheers from Bernd Reuter

Sean O'Connor said...

Those are S-300PMU-2 batteries. Since they're at Shuangchengzi rather than at an actual field training location such as Liuyuan or Shandan, they're likely undergoing post-delivery system checkout.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 4 September 2010 (6353 locations, +25)

Africa

Egypt: inactive SA-3 site added

Asia

China: EW site added
Japan: 2 EW, FBX-T, 3 Patriot sites, HAWK garrison added, various status updates
Kazakhstan: inactive SA-3 site added
North Korea: 2 EW sites added
Vietnam: inactive SA-2 site added

Europe

Russia: EW, 4 inactive SA-2, inactive SA-3, 3 inactive low-resolution SA-2 sites added

Middle East

Iraq: historical SA-3 site added

PS860 said...

Another possible SA-2 site near Gremikha, Russia at 67°59'26"N 39°31'44"E.
There is a neighboring site at 67°59'47"N 39°29'53"E that you hold as an empty SA-2 site. Don´t you think it is actually an empty S-300P site?

Cheers!
/P

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 14 October 2010 (6437 locations, +84)

Asia

China: inactive S-300P, low resolution HQ-2 sites added
India: 2 EW sites added
Kazakhstan: 2 inactive SA-2 sites added
Kyrgyzstan: EW site added
North Korea: EW, inactive SA-2 sites added
Vietnam: EW site, SAM garrison added

Europe

Armenia: inactive SA-2 site added
Azerbaijan: inactive SA-2 site added
Estonia: inactive SA-2 site added
Latvia: 2 inactive SA-3 sites added
Lithuania: inactive SA-2 site added
Moldova: inactive S-300P site added
Poland: EW site added
Russia: 9 EW, 36D6, SA-11, 21 inactive SA-2, 6 inactive SA-3, 3 inactive S-300P, 12 low resolution SA-2, 2 S-300P garrisons, SA-11 garrison, SAM training range added
Ukraine: 2 EW, 36D6, 64N6, inactive SA-2, inactive SA-4 sites added
UK: 2 SA-8 target range sites added

Middle East

Saudi Arabia: HAWK site added
Syria: EW site added

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 20 November 2010 (6532 locations, +95)

Africa

Egypt: EW, inactive SA-2 sites added
Eritrea: inactive SA-3 site added
Zambia: EW site added
Zimbabwe: EW site added

Asia

China: OTH site added
Kazakhstan: 36D6 EW site added
Kyrgyzstan: EW site added
North Korea: 5 EW sites added
Pakistan: 3 EW sites added
Taiwan: 2 EW sites added
Turkmenistan: EW site added
Vietnam: 5 EW sites added

Europe

Estonia: inactive SA-2 site added
Lithuania: inactive SA-2 site added
Greece: SA-8 SHORAD site added
Italy: 18 Spada-2000 SHORAD sites added
Poland: EW, inactive SA-6 site, SA-6 garrison added
Russia: EW, 4 36D6, 64N6, S-300PS, 6 inactive SA-2, 4 inactive S-300P, S-300P garrison added
Ukraine: 11 EW, S-300PT, 11 inactive SA-2, inactive SA-3, SAM training range added

Middle East

Saudi Arabia: EW, inactive Patriot sites added
Syria: EW site added
Yemen: EW site added

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 17 December 2010 (6556 locations, +24)

Asia

China: EW, HQ-7 sites added
India: 8 inactive SA-2 sites added
Japan: EW, Patriot sites added
North Korea: 5 EW sites added
Taiwan: HAWK garrison added
Vietnam: 3 EW sites added

Europe

Russia: EW, inactive S-300P sites added
Serbia: EW site added

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 15 March 2011 (6590 locations, +34)

Africa

Egypt: 4 inactive SA-2, 3 inactive SA-3, inactive HAWK, SA-6 garrison sites added
Zimbabwe: EW site added

Asia

China: 2 EW, HQ-7 sites added
Vietnam: inactive SA-2 site added

Europe

Armenia: inactive SA-2 site added
Georgia: 36D6 EW site added
Lithuania: EW site added
Nagorno-Karabakh: EW site added
Russia: EW, 36D6 EW, S-300PS, 4 inactive SA-2, inactive SA-3, inactive S-300P, 2 SA-11 garrison sites added

Middle East

Iran: HAWK site added
Saudi Arabia: 2 EW, HAWK, HAWK training sites added

burjuin said...

Hi SOC,
What is it?

[URL=http://img690.imageshack.us/i/5y16.jpg/][IMG]http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/2495/5y16.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

burjuin

Sean O'Connor said...

EW site (there's a SPOON REST there) emplaced on a former SA-2 location.

burjuin said...

Hi SOC,

What is it?
39°28'12.25"N 46°20'13.55"E
Cheers

Sean O'Connor said...

Probably an EW position.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 6 May 2011 (6636 locations, +46)

Africa

Algeria: 7 EW sites added
Libya: inactive SA-2 site added

Asia

China: 5 EW, HQ-7 sites added
DPRK: 4 EW sites added
Japan: EW site added
Kazakhstan: EW site, SA-4 garrison added
Mongolia: 2 EW sites added
Myanmar: EW site added
Pakistan: EW site added
Taiwan: Tien Kung II site added
Uzbekistan: EW site added

Europe

Belarus: EW, S-300PT sites added
DDR: historical EW site added
Russia: inactive S-300P site added
Spain: EW site added
Ukraine: EW site added

Middle East

Iran: 5 EW, inactive HAWK site, SA-15 garrison added
Saudi Arabia: EW site added
Syria: 2 EW sites, SA-9/13 SHORAD site added

North America

Canada: target range SA-2 site added

Snakeye said...

Hi Sean

Ethiopian site @ 14° 6'55.51"N 38°48'19.94"E has converted from SA-2 to SA-3

Regards, Snakeye

Snakeye said...

Hi Sean

There's an egiptian Hawk site inside the Beni Suef AB compound, at 29°12'40.90"N 31° 0'25.12"E.

Snakeye said...

Syrian EW site @ 34°36'48.96"N 36°44'7.72"E

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 22 July 2011 (6663 locations, +27)

Africa

Egypt: 2 inactive SA-2, inactive SA-3 sites added

Asia

South Korea: HAWK site added
Vietnam: EW site added

Europe

Belarus: 64N6, 2 inactive SA-2, inactive SA-3 sites added
Estonia: inactive SA-3 site added
Russia: 13 inactive SA-2, inactive S-300P sites added
Ukraine: 2 inactive SA-2, inactive SA-3 sites added

-Various site status changes incorporated, including S-300P batteries in Belarus and an HQ-12 battery in China

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 19 September 2011 (6750 locations, +87)

Africa

Sudan: EW site added
Tanzania: 2 EW sites added

Asia

China: 8 EW, 2 36D6, 96L6E, HQ-2, inactive HQ-2 sites added
Mongolia: EW site added
Myanmar: EW site added
North Korea: EW site added
Taiwan: Historical Nike-Hercules site added

Europe

Azerbaijan: inactive SA-2 site, 3 SAM garrisons added
Belarus: 2 EW, 36D6, 2 inactive SA-2 sites added
Bulgaria: EW site added
Croatia: EW site added
East Germany: 2 EW, historical SA-4 sites added
Hungary: EW site, SA-6 garrison added
Poland: EW site, SAM garrison added
Romania: 8 inactive SA-2 sites added
Russia: 18 EW, 36D6, S-300PS, 10 inactive SA-2, inactive S-300P site, 2 SAM garrisons added
Slovakia: SAM garrison, SA-6 garrison added
Ukraine: 2 EW, SA-11, 2 inactive SA-2 sites, SA-11 garrison added

South America

Ecuador: EW site added

-Various site status changes incorporated

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I'm looking for a "real" S400 site. In your database you mention a possible S400 near Moscow (near Elektrostal), but when I zoom in googleearth, I see what's seem to be a SAM site, but Radars and TELs aren't really "identifiable", and - it has been long but I come to the point - the photo stored and displayed by google earth is dated by 2002 : it surely explains why the S400 can not be present on such a photography. So : how can you be sure of this S400 position, and does it exist any mean to see it ?
This entire blog and the analysis which can be found are huge pieces of impressive work !!! Very Best Regards
[R.Girard, from France]

Sean O'Connor said...

No S-400s are visible in available imagery yet. The location of the S-400 site in the database was confirmed through various sources. It doesn't show up in Google Earth yet, but that is the Elektrostal battery's location.

PS860 said...

Hi!
I spent some Christmas time reading about the development of the S-25 SAM system and the construction of Moscow’s air defenses. When I browsed around the S-25 sites in Google Earth I came across some other sites not in your SAM Site Overview.
I found a number of possible empty S-300P sites at these locations:

56°27'36"N 37°56'0"E

55°44'14"N 36°16'9"E
This one is visible in Yandex maps here

56°24'44"N 37° 0'4"E

56°31'54"N 37°59'14"E

55°52'32"N 36°16'35"E
Former S-125 site. Visible in Yandex maps here

55°52'45"N 36°13'27"E
Visible in Yandex maps here

56°29'4"N 37°42'42"E
Former S-125 site.Visible in Yandex maps here

56° 1'1"N 38°51'33"E
Visible in Yandex maps here

55° 5'26"N 37°48'30"E

There is also a possible empty 64N6 site at 56° 7'18"N 38°42'26"E
A possible BIG BIRD can be seen in terraserver imagery dated 9/21/2004 here

At 56° 8'12"N 38°47'11"E there are revetments that may be an empty SA-3 site. A comment in wikimapia describes it as a "Reserve site for S-75". From what I have read it appears that most of the S-25 regiments in the western part of the outer ring were given an S-125 battalion for close-in, low altitude defense. This position is in the eastern sector but maybe they did have alternate sites prepared in that direction.

Regards

DB_Explorer said...

Just found your site, was looking up the Libyan and Syrian air defense systems because of whats been going on.

But on the same overview for Google earth... the range rings are not there. No folder for them.

Sean O'Connor said...

Range Rings are a separate download because the file is considerably larger. Re-check the post, the link is in there.

Sean O'Connor said...

Current as of: 10 November 2011 (6827 locations, +77)

Asia

China: 3 EW, 96L6E, historic HQ-6D sites added
Turkmenistan: EW site added
Vietnam: inactive S-300P site added

Europe

Cyprus: 2 OTH sites added
Czech Republic: 6 EW sites added
Denmark: 2 inactive Nike radar sites added
Germany: 4 Patriot, inactive Patriot site, 7 Patriot garrisons added
Hungary: 16 EW, 2 inactive SA-2 sites added
Macedonia: EW site added
Romania: 3 EW sites added
Russia: 3 EW, 4 36D6, S-300PS, S-300PM, 2 inactive SA-2, 2 inactive S-300P sites added
Serbia: inactive SA-2 site, 2 SA-6 garrisons added
Slovakia: 2 EW sites added
Switzerland: 3 EW sites added

Middle East

Iran: HQ-2, SA-6, SA-15 sites added
Iraq: EW, 3 historical SA-3 sites added
Israel: Patriot site added
UAE: EW, 5 Skyguard SHORAD sites added

North America

Cuba: SA-3 site added

-Various site status changes incorporated

medical artist said...

Great post.I am happy that you found the new site.Highly appreciate your efforts to provide this valuable table and keep it up-to-date.

Anonymous said...

Placemark for newest SA-2 site in Azerbaijan ends up being in the Caspian Sea 20 KM East of the nearest dry land

Sean O'Connor said...

Turn on the historical imagery slider, there's actually an island out there!

PS860 said...

Interesting to see that the SA-2 site on the Caspian Sea Island appears to be active. It used to be part of the Soviet era 128th SAM Brigade that defended Baku and the Caspian Sea oil fields. Don't know if Azerbaijan still calls it by that name but the brigade is alive with a mix of SA-2, SA-3 and SA-5. It would also be a prime candidate to receive the S-300PMU2 systems.

Regards

Dziban303 said...

How is it I haven't seen this fantastic site before?

I've done searches for 'active sam site locations' and the like, but never found this, even though it's apparently been around for ~4 years or more.

This morning it was right at the top of the results.

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC!
I think there is another SA-8 site in Syria at 33.557973° 36.157422°
Cheers

Anonymous said...

Hi Sean
1 question.
When i take a look at the range rings of Russia's western MD i see S-300PM and S-300PM-1. What's the difference between them? they both have a range of 150km.
Thanks for the reply and keep up the interesting posts!
Robert

Sean O'Connor said...

That's just an uncorrected typo. They should be S-300PM systems.

Thesmith said...

Hi Sean, there are reports of a HAWK battery at these coordinates: 36°33'59.37"N 36°28'4.51"E

Can you confirm? Turkish military "locked" an Israeli Heron drone July 2011 here.

Sean O'Connor said...

Yes, if you look at those coordinates the May 2010 imagery shows a 3-launcher HAWK battery emplaced on top of a ridgeline. The site wasn't there in earlier imagery from 2008.

There's also an EW site I hadn't noticed before, about 50 km southwest of the HAWK battery. Both sites, along with anything else I dig up, will be in the next update.

Thanks for the location!

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC!
Just coming back from Israel.
There is definitely a Patriot site at 32.824251° 34.973250°. It can be clearly seen from a road nearby. The Entrance of the unit is here 32.822859° 34.973989°. There is the unit insignia which is a bat holding a missile. The inscription is "Solelat Har El" which is losely translated "Mount El Battery". I could see a Radar set and two launchers.
BTW: You are right with the forward Arrow location right here 32.530295° 35.496593°. I was lucky and saw one launcher erected. No Radar. Two days after the site was empty. They seem to have temporarily detachments from Ein Shomer Battery.
Cheers

Anonymous said...

Hello everybody,

does someone ever found an image of a deployed 9K96 (Pantsyr S1 / or S1E would be glad too !) ?
Dozens of these machines seems to have be sold in middle east, and up to Algeria ... but not a damned picture of on-site disposal ?

Thanks,
R.Girard (FR)

Anonymous said...

not deployed but visible....
55.788319° 37.532146°
This picture is from 5/3/12 in preparing the Moscow parade.
You can see 8 launchers of them.
Interesting other things are S-400, beautiful SS-26 (including loader), SA-17 (TELs & transloader), SS-27, T-90 & 2S19
Cheers
BTW: some good pictures of Venezuela S-300VM & Buk-M3 are here
http://www.network54.com/Forum/211833/thread/1366395268/last-1367007590/S-300VM+in+Venezuela
BTW No 2:
Sean, good to have you back!!! You were missed by many, incl. me!

Rudd said...

Awesome page, great work!!

HAWK?
35°48'0.88"N, 51°34'33.87"E

empty HAWK?
36°14'33.88"N, 59°38'37.88"E

rvgk said...

Four corrections:
1) The exact location of the position 57°35'50.44"C 21°53'8.37"B (Empty SA-3 site) is 57°35'48.64"С 21°53'52.47"В. You identified the alternate firing position, but not the main firing position.
2) Empty SA-3 site 57°22'23.05"С
21°31'55.15"В. It was 6th Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion (Military Unit 67987-K) of 77th Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade(Ventspils).
3)Empty SA-3 site 57°14'36.84"С
21°25'12.50"В. It was 7th Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion (Military Unit 67987-B) of 77th Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade.
4) Empty SA-3 site 57° 1'1.08"С
21°23'17.91"В. It was 8th Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion (Military Unit 67987-U) of 77th Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade.

Rudd said...

HAWK site?
34°54'59.40"N, 50°58'8.96"E

mobile ew/radar?
34°53'27.30"N, 51° 4'3.20"E

Anonymous said...

Hi SOC!
Have a look on Bing maps. At Point Mugu we have a beautiful Green Pine Radar (also in Birds view).
http://imageshack.us/a/img62/1466/vadk.jpg
and
http://imageshack.us/a/img41/7849/cthh.jpg

At Ein Shomer we have a Green Pine too
32.434317° 35.006582°
(Bing offers a better picture)
http://imageshack.us/a/img708/4374/mmz6.jpg

On Mt Keren we have the FBT-X Radar
http://imageshack.us/a/img35/6594/8oo4.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img402/213/9nph.jpg

Cheers