Russian Buk-M2 air defense missile systems assume combat duty in south Russia 52612163

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Russian Buk-M2 air defense missile systems assume combat duty in south Russia
A new air defense missile brigade armed with the Buk-M2 (NATO reporting name: SA-17 Grizzly) surface-to-air missile system has been formed in the Krasnodar Territory in south Russia, the Russian Southern Military District’s press office said.
"A newly-formed air defense missile brigade has received its colors and assumed combat duty in the Krasnodar Territory in the Southern Military District," the press office said.

"The brigade has been manned by both draftees and enlisted personnel. The large unit comprises three battalions armed with advanced Buk-M2 air defense missile systems," the press office added.

The Buk-M2 medium-range air defense missile system is designed to destroy strategic and tactical planes, helicopters, cruise missiles, tactical ballistic and air-launched missiles and guided air bombs in the countermeasures- and fire-heavy environments.
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