The Dzhigit pedestal launcher (PL) is intended for single and salvo launches of the Igla-type surface-to-air missiles (SAM).
The pedestal launcher can be mounted on the ground, in the trench, in a vehicle body, and on a ship’s deck. Using the design features of the Igla-type SAMs, the Dzhigit offers a unique capability ─ a salvo launch of two missiles against one target in addition to sequential single launches. This improves the kill probability around 1.5 times.
The pedestal launcher can be knocked down into some parts and carried over to the desired firing position. It can be equipped with a night vision device, a target designation system, an identification friend-or-foe system and instruments. Training and checkout equipment are provided as well.