Abu Dhabi UAE (RIA Novosti) Jun 09, 2010
Algeria and Libya are ready to buy Russian Pantsir-S1 short-range air defense systems, deputy head of the Russian Military-Technical Cooperation Service Vyacheslav Dzirkaln said on Wednesday.
"The new system has shown high efficiency. Algeria and Libya have shown interest. Syria has already bought these systems in the past," Dzirkaln said, adding that other potential customers were likely to appear.
Earlier in March the Russian press said Algeria was planning to buy 40 Pantsir-S1s for $500 million.
Several Russian papers also reported that Russia had signed a $734-million contract with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2000 on purchasing 50 Pantsir-S1s.
Dzirkaln confirmed the reports and said Russia would finish delivering the Pantsir-S1's to the UAE this year.
Pantsir-S1 is a short-to-medium range combined surface-to-air missile and antiaircraft artillery system manufactured by the Tula-based Instrument Making Design Bureau (KPB).
It is designed to protect point and area targets and carries up to 12 two-stage solid-fuel surface-to-air missiles in sealed ready-to-launch containers.
The system also has two dual 30 mm automatic cannons that can engage targets at a range of up to 4 km.
Source: RIA Novosti
Share This Article With Planet Earth
FSMTC of Russia
The Military Industrial Complex at SpaceWar.com
Learn about the Superpowers of the 21st Century at SpaceWar.com
High-tech marketing to recruit military
Los Angeles (UPI) Jun 8, 2010
The U.S. Army and Air Force are investing in high-tech marketing devices to attract recruits to their ranks. From traditional posters, radio and television marketing of the past, the services have moved to "augmented reality," which uses technology to simulate conditions in working environments, enlighten potential new recruits and provide training. An added plus is that the mark ... read more
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement|