Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

Russian Army to Receive Vityaz Air Defense Systems in 2016

© RIA Novosti . Ramil Sitdikov / Go to the photo bankRussian Army to Receive Vityaz Air Defense Systems in 2016
Russian Army to Receive Vityaz Air Defense Systems in 2016 - Sputnik International
Subscribe
Russia’s Almaz-Antei defense corporation is planning to start deliveries of its newest S-350E Vityaz mid-range air defense system to the Russian army in 2016, the company said Wednesday.

MOSCOW, September 11 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Almaz-Antei defense corporation is planning to start deliveries of its newest S-350E Vityaz mid-range air defense system to the Russian army in 2016, the company said Wednesday.

The Vityaz, which is expected to replace the outdated S-300 systems, was showcased for the first time during the recent MAKS-2013 airshow near Moscow.

“We are planning to complete [Vityaz] testing in 2014, [and] start mass production in 2015 and deliveries to the military in 2016,” Almaz-Antey general director Vitaly Neskorodov told RIA Novosti.

The system has been in the works since 2007 and features advanced all-aspect phased array radar, a new mobile command post and a launcher capable of carrying 12 vertical-launch missiles planned to be variants of the 9M96 active radar homing missile, according to the company.

The Vityaz will complement the Morfey, the S-400 and the S-500 air defense systems in the future aerospace defense network to engage targets at ranges from five to 400 kilometers, and at altitudes from five meters to near space.

© SputnikThe S-300-P surface-to-air missile system
The S-300-P surface-to-air missile system - Sputnik International
The S-300-P surface-to-air missile system

 

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала