The coastal missile system (CMS) Bal-E, equipped with anti-ship cruise missiles (ASM) of KH-35E type, is intended for:


  • maintaining control over strait zones and marginal waters;
  • protecting naval bases and other coastal military installations, strategic objects of coastal infrastructure, and rendering combat sustainability to coastal areas;
  • protecting coastal areas having potential risk of seaborne assault;
  • protecting sea lines of communications;
  • gaining dominance on the sea within missiles’ kill zone.



The efficiency of hitting group naval targets and individual ships is achieved through use of ASM with jamming-immune active radar homing head on the final trajectory leg, as well as due to shooting both with single missiles and in salvo from any launcher in the stand-alone control mode with target designation provided by the external sources, and also with single missiles and in salvo from different launchers under centralized control.



The concealment of combat positions is ensured by a possibility to conduct operations in the presence of artificial and natural obstacles in the firing direction (launch bearing).


The centralized firing control can be implemented through use of a Self-propelled Command Control and Communication centre (SPCC), which provides target designation and optimal distribution of targets between launchers, depending on their combat readiness and location on combat position. Availability of high-accuracy active and passive channels of radar detection enables to implement a flexible detection strategy, including concealed detection. A provision is also made for receiving operational information from higher command centres and external reconnaissance and target designation means both by SPCC and individual launchers.



The system of conducting combat control over CMS means is implemented using the methods of digital transmission of all kinds of messages, automated establishment of communication, processing of messages and their distribution, and data encrypting with guaranteed immunity.


Availability of night vision devices, navigation equipment, surveying and positioning equipment in SPCC and SPL enables the CMS to quickly change launch and reload positions after combat task execution in any time of the day, under any weather conditions, as well as to perform dispersed relocation to a new operating area.


Availability of ASM battle reserve on the transporter/reloader vehicles enables a second salvo after reloading the launchers, which enhances fire power and combat effectiveness of the system.


Power supply of each vehicle on combat position is provided from a self-contained or external power source.


Arrangement of the equipment in protected stations mounted on cross-country chassis renders mobility to the system means and ensures tactical employment under conditions of nuclear, chemical, and bacterial air contamination in the operating area.