Russia will deliver four S-300 surface-to-air defense missile systems to Belarus for end of 2014 291

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 02:27 PM
 
Russia will deliver four S-300 surface-to-air defense missile systems to Belarus for end of 2014.
Russia will deliver four S-300 surface-to-air defense missile systems to Belarus by the end of this year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday, October 29, 2014. In July 2014, Russia’s Defense Ministry has signed a contract for giving S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Belarus.
     
     

“If we speak about the summary for 2014, then this year we will finalize the delivery of four S-300 missile systems that will be delivered to Belarus. I think they’ll enter into the Belarus military service in 2015,” Shoigu said during a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart in Minsk.

In October 2013, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russia was planning to give four S-300 missile systems to Belarus.

The S-300 (NATO reporting name SA-10 Grumble) is a series of Russian long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by the Company Almaz-Antey Concern.

The S-300 system was first deployed by the Soviet Union in 1979, designed for the air defence of large industrial and administrative facilities, military bases, and control of airspace against enemy strike aircraft.

The latest version, the S-300 PMU-2 Favorite (NATO codification SA-20B), introduced in 1997, is an upgrade to the S-300 PMU-1 with range extended once again to 195 km with the introduction of the 48N6E2 missile. This system is apparently capable against not just short range ballistic missiles, but now also medium range tactical ballistic missiles.

 

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