Russian MoD to order secure radios to equip its Buk-M2 surface-to-air missile systems 30504163

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Russian MoD to order secure radios to equip its Buk-M2 surface-to-air missile systems
The Russian Defense Ministry has ordered a large extra batch of secure radios to equip its Buk-M2 (NATO reporting name: SA-17 Grizzly) surface-to-air missile systems, Sergei Skokov, deputy director general, United Instrument Corporation (UIC, Rostec’s subsidiary), told TASS on Tuesday.
     
     

"The radio designed to fit the Buk-M2 SAM system is made by the Ryazan Radio Plant, a subsidiary of our Sozvezdiye Corporation. Last year, we delivered several dozen radio sets to the Russian Armed Forces. Now, the customer has decided to extend the contract to get a larger additional batch of the communications gear," Skokov said.

According to him, the radio features security enhancements. "The characteristics give the radio an edge over the previous-generation ones that operated on preset frequencies, increasing the probability of detection and interception," Skokov added.

The Buk-M2 is a multirole medium-range SAM system designed to deal with tactical and strategic warplanes, helicopters, battlefield ballistic and air-launched missiles, smart bombs and radio-contrast surface targets as well.
     
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