Belarus to get four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia in 2015

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:09 AM
 
 Belarus to get four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia in 2015
The Belarusian army will get four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia next year, Russian ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in Minsk on Wednesday, December 17. Russia also plans to increase the number of combat aircraft deployed in Belarus to 12, and the number of trainer aircraft to two. “And the first wing of four military helicopters Mi-8 will bolster the on-duty forces in the Belarusian airspace,” the diplomat said.
     
The Belarusian army will get four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia next year, Russian ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in Minsk on Wednesday, December 17. Russia also plans to increase the number of combat aircraft deployed in Belarus to 12, and the number of trainer aircraft to two. “And the first wing of four military helicopters Mi-8 will bolster the on-duty forces in the Belarusian airspace,” the diplomat said. S-300 surface-to-air missile systems during a military parade in Belarus in 2013
     
The ambassador said Russia and Belarus have been successfully cooperating in the military and technical sphere. Some 99 Belarusian and 940 Russian enterprises are involved in this cooperation.

The share of Belarusian products in the Russian defense order is already 15%,” he said adding that Russia’s defense order is “colossal.”

The S-300 systems (NATO reporting name SA-10 Grumble) are designed to defend major facilities from air attacks. They are considered to be some of the world's most capable anti-aircraft missile systems.

The S-300 PMU1 air defense missile system, which could be the version to be delivered next year to Belarus, is composed with illumination and guidance radar, up to 12 launchers unit, technical support facilities, survey vehicle, power distribution and conversion devices furnished with power cables. The S-300 PMU1 mobile multichannel air defence missile system can defeat modem and future aircrafts, strategic cruise missiles, tactical battlefield ballistic missiles and other targets with a reflection surface up to 0.02 sq. m. flying at speeds up to 2.800 m/s in massive enemy air raids and heavy clutter and severe ECM environments.

The S-300PMU1 air defense missile system can simultaneously engage up to 36 air targets by 72 missiles. The data exchange between grouping combat assets us carried out via telecoded communication lines in the radio or wire operating mode. The command and control assets and air defense missile systems can be separated to a distance of up to 35 km when using repeater stations and up to 100 km when using wire communications and radio-relay stations. The S-300-PMU1 can use the launcher unit 5P85TE and 5P85SE.

 

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