India looks to replace Soviet-made missiles for 2K12 Kub air defense system 12701172

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India looks to replace Soviet-made missiles for 2K12 Kub air defense system.
According to Sputnik, India looks to replace Soviet-made missile for 2K12 Kub (NATO Code SA-6 Gainful) to increase the air defense system of Indian armed forces. India has launched a new request at the international level to supply approximately 200 missiles for the system.
     
According to Sputnik, India looks to replace Soviet-made missile for 2K12 Kub (NATO Code SA-6 Gainful) to increase the air defense system of Indian armed forces. India has launched a new request at the international level to supply approximately 200 missiles for the system. Indian army test-fire of 2K12 Kub air defense missile system.
     
India has developed the Akash SAM to replace the Russian 2K12 Kub (SA-6 Gainful) missile system, currently in service. Development of the Akash missile system began in the 1980s, involving the work of 300 public and private companies. The missile was inducted into the Indian Army on May 2015. The Army is scheduled to get two Akash regiments by 2017.

The first generation missiles of 2K12 Kub have an effective range of 4–22 km and an effective altitude of 50–14,000 m. The new missiles has an effective range from 4 to 24 km.

Now India needs a new missile able of engaging target in range of 24/25 kms with a single shot kill probability of at least 80 percent.

This request shows that the the Indian armed forces will continue to use the Soviet-made 2K12 Kub and according to Indian military sources, the Akash a bit slower and ineffective while on the move. It is considered that the reaction time of Akash is longer and has radar coverage of less than 360 degrees.

Last year, India had issued global tenders to Russia’s Rosoboronexport, Thales and Eurosam (France), Raytheon (US), Israel Aerospace Industries, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Tetraedr of Belarus, South Korea’s Doosan Group and LIG Nex1, Diehl Defense of Germany and the pan-European MBDA.
 

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