Ardalion Ardalionovich Rastov (Russian: Ардалион Ардалионович Растов, born 17 June 1926, Moscow, USSR – died 31 July 2012, Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet engineer and chief designer of both Kub and Buk self-propelled missile launchers.
He studied radiotechnical at Moscow Energy Institute, graduating in 1949. Since 1948 worked in NII-17. In 1953 he was appointed as Vice Chief designer of Izumrud-2 radar for MiG-17 and MiG-19. In 1955 he was redirected to Zhukovskiy division of NII-17, currently the Tikhomirov NIIP. He directed the trials of K-5 air-to-air missile for MiG-17 and MiG-19.
Since 1957, he worked with the new line of surface-to-air systems design - as Chief designer for Kub missile system (1967—83), which successfully joined military service and mass-produced with more than 500 batteries. For the 16 years as Chief designer he made about 7 modifications of Kub design. He authored numerous science papers (~42) and inventions (3 patents) in the field of aviation and SA military systems.
He is the laureate of Lenin Prize (1972) and State Prize (1980), Hero of Socialist Labour (1983), and received numerous other awards and honours.
He has a wife and two daughters.