Russia exports verba anti-air missiles to Armenia 81506174

Defense & Security News - Armenia
 
Russia exports for the first time its newest VERBA man portable air defense missiles to Armenia
Russia is supplying the Armenian Army with advanced Verba man portable air defense missiles . This is the first recorded export of the system. The VERBA 9K333 is the next generation of MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System) designed and manufactured in Russia by the Company KBM (Konstruktorskoye Byuro Mashinostroyeniya).
     
Russia is supplying the Armenian Army with advanced Verba man portable air defense missiles . This is the first recorded export of the system. The VERBA 9K333 is the next generation of MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System) designed and manufactured in Russia by the Company KBM (Konstruktorskoye Byuro Mashinostroyeniya).
     
The systems was unveiled for the first time during the defense exhibition in Russia Army-2015. The first tests of the systems was completed in 2011. KBM qualified the 9K333 Verba system with the 9M336 missile in 2012 following which the company received approval for low rate initial production of the complete system. According engineer of KBM, the Verba system significantly improves upon the accuracy and performance of the earlier 9K338 Igla-S (SA-24 Grouse) MANPADS, primarily through the integration of a new multispectral optical seeker, which uses three sensors - ultraviolet, near-infrared, and mid-infrared - as opposed to the dual-waveband infrared used in the Igla-S system.

The VERBA 9K33 is in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2015. Verba is operated by a division of Airborne Forces and an infantry brigade of the Eastern Military District. At the end of 2015 the Airborne Forces received two divisional sets of the newest Verba man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS). KBM is also on the way to develop an air and naval variants of the system. In 2015, motorised rifle, tank and airborne brigades of Russian Armed Forces began to receive the newest 9K333 Verba man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS), according to a source in Kolomna-based KBM company (a subsidiary of the High-Precision Weapon holding).
 

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