SA-8 Gecko Capabilities

The SA-8 Gecko, officially known as the 9K33 Osa, is a highly mobile, short-range air defense system developed by the Soviet Union in the 1960s. Its primary role is to provide air defense for ground forces against a variety of aerial threats, including fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and cruise missiles.

Key Features

Operational Use

The SA-8 Gecko has been widely exported and used in various conflicts around the world, demonstrating its effectiveness in protecting ground forces from aerial attacks. Its mobility allows it to reposition quickly, adapting to the changing battlefield and providing continuous air defense coverage.