42S6 Morfey

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42S6 Morfej RZV-MD
Type Tracked SAM system, TEL
Place of origin Russia
Service history
Used by Russia PVO (incorporated with (V)VKO into VKS (VS RF) in 2014-15)
Production history
Designer Almaz-Antey
Specifications (Tor-M1)


42S6 Morfey or Morfei (Морфей after the god of dreams in Greek mythology Morpheus) with missile 9M338K or RZV-MD based and derived from Tor-M2, is a short range air defense system currently being developed for the Russian Armed Forces.[1] It is a mobile system with a range of 5 km (3 mi). Development has been ongoing since 2007 and it is supposed to be introduced in 2015.[2] It is reported to feature an omnidirectional cupola-type radar [3] with Active electronically scanned array.[4] It is being developed by Almaz-Antey.[1]

  • This system is designated as a short-range air defense system to protect the S-400 from various threats at their terminal phases, and will also act together with the S-350E as a supplement to the SA-21 Growler. Together, these systems form part of the Aerospace Defence Forces.[5]
  • Development of Morfey started in 2007. It was planned to be introduced in 2013, however this was delayed until at least 2015.[6][7][8][9] The missile system consists of an omnidirectional 29YA6 radar, infrared sensors and 36 missiles.[10][5] The missiles have up to 10 km range and an altitude of up to 3500 m.[5][11]
Type Surface-to-air missile
Place of origin Russia
Service history
Used by Russia PVO now VKS united with VKO
Specifications (9M338K)
Warhead HE

Engine solid propellant rocket
Propellant Solid-fuel rocket


  1. ^ a b "Morfey". deagel. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Russia to Get New Short-Range Air Defense System in 2015". Ria Novosti. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Russia to replace S-300 with Vityaz air defence systems". 20 August 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 March 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Национальная оборона / Оборонно-промышленный комплекс / В интересах ВКО России". oborona.ru. 2 October 2013.
  6. ^ Редактор. "В России создаётся новый ЗРК "Морфей"". army-news.ru.
  7. ^ "НОВЫЙ ЗРК "МОРФЕЙ"". narod.ru.
  8. ^ Sputnik (24 April 2013). "Russia to Get New Short-Range Air Defense System in 2015". sputniknews.com.
  9. ^ ""Морфей" опаздывает на два года". vpk-news.ru.
  10. ^ "Россия получит мощный воздушный щит с новым ЗРК "Морфей"". topwar.ru.
  11. ^ "42С6 "Морфей" – зенитный ракетный комплекс ближнего действия". army.lv.

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