NATO reporting name corresponding to US DoD SA series surface-to-air missiles, with Soviet designations or Chinese designations:

To differentiate Russian missiles from similarly named Chinese ones, RS prefix was added to the US DoD reporting name. For example, SA-N-7 became RS-SA-N-7.[1]

Soviet Union

U.S. DoD designations for SA-N series naval surface-to-air missiles, with Soviet designations. Note that these are not standard NATO names, NATO uses the regular SA series for naval SAMS also, however the US DoD refers to them by these names:




See also


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  2. ^ Annati, Massimo (November 2004). "The Asian DDG Race". Military Technology. Vol. 28, no. 11. Bonne: Mönch Publishing Group. p. 31. ISSN 0722-3226.
  3. ^ Trevithick, Joseph (4 February 2021). "China Claims It Has Conducted A New Midcourse Intercept Anti-Ballistic Missile Test". The Drive.