With all of this of course, that Minsk will not be able to pay for the delivery of modern Russian weapons, if not what will sell-nibudt of "family silver"
Made a statement on July 12 the commander of the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense Dmitry Pahmelkina of emergency supplies from Russia to Belarus of additional anti-aircraft missile complexes System (AAMS) S-300PMU1 left without much attention to analysts. And, to think, to reason.
Recall that, while in Kyrgyzstan at a meeting of the Coordinating Committee for the Council of Defense Ministers of the CIS Defence, General Pahmelkin said the agency "Interfax-AVN," which in accordance with the existing agreement will give Moscow to Minsk "eight sets of S-300PMU1."
According to him, Belarus has already received four such sets, "as many more means to get in the coming time." With all this Pahmelkin found it necessary to emphasize that "the transfer of Belarus systems S-300PMU1 production Concern PVO" Almaz-Antey "is part of a unified regional Russian-Belarusian air defense."
Commenting on the expression of the commander of the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense Forces has already acquired concerning Belarus 4 "sets" air defense missile systems, the experts suggested that the question posed in a 2006 four divisions (divisional complexes). Not only the C-300PMU1 (as indicated by an export version of S-300PM) and previous versions — S-300PS.
What, in fact, confirmed by the Russian Center for Analysis of international trade instrument (TSAMTO). In accordance with them, between Russia and Belarus in 2005 and 2006 were entered into two contracts for the supply of Russian military supplies four divisions (of 48 launchers) S-300PS. Payment for repairs and upgrades carried out by barter counter supply MZKT-79221 for missiles RS-12M1 "Topol-M".
First contract for the supply of S-300PS in Belarus was signed in the middle of September 2005 in Minsk, the last division arrived in the country November 23, 2006. These complexes were adopted by the 115th air defense missile brigade, in which the two divisions were stationed in Brest and Grodno regions. In late 2010, the brigade was reorganized into the 115th and the 1st missile regiments.
It should be noted that, based on indirect data, repair and modernization of the C-300 completed only in 2011. Trouble completely understandable, because all transmitted Belarus SAM released in the 80s.
April 20 of last year, Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on the results of the joint board of the military departments 2-states in Minsk said to be "stepping up the subsequent supply of the Republic of Belarus air defense missile systems S-300." It was noted that these deliveries will take place in the framework of strengthening common regional Russian-Belarusian air defense system.
At first glance it may seem that today's announcement Pahmelkina and last year's expression Serdyukov linked: activation was guaranteed — and here you are, through year small announced the imminent arrival S-300PMU1.
But it is thought-provoking event that after last year's Russian Minister topic posts additional supplies in general did not rise more officials of the two countries. Just before 12 July of the year today. And suddenly — a new application.
We dare to imagine that the question of supplying additional air defense was again put on the agenda of day or in connection with the accident, "teddy landing."
The fact that the S-300PMU1, compared to its predecessors, has enhanced capabilities to detect and intercept low-flying targets with malehankih reflecting surface. The design of the radar illumination and guidance radar detection and special low-altitude targets (IEE) that are part of this SAM air defense missile systems, allows them to raise antenna posts by special towers to a height of 20 m
This, in turn, makes it possible to create a continuous radar field at the maximum low-level criteria in a wooded and hilly terrain and with no restrictions on firing cruise missiles and other low altitude targets. In addition, he HBO 76N6 has the highest degree of protection from reflections of the earth's surface. As a result, the C-300PMU-1 has the ability to destroy strategic cruise missiles, hovering at an altitude of 10 meters
The only question is, where will our homeland air defense missile systems for the delivery. "The last complex S-300PM for the Russian army has been made here and there in 1994. Since that time, our native land producing these complexes only for export but for now discontinued and new export orders for the C-300. " It is said to have year back non-departmental co-Expert Council on Aerospace Defense (ASD) Igor Ashurbeyli (up to 2011 10 years he headed the design bureau "Almaz-Antey» — Naviny.by.).
Run through the delivery of air defense missile systems available in the Russian army, is unlikely to be due to their obvious shortcomings. With-300PMU1 supplied to it in 1993-1994. It was a time of crisis Russian military-industrial complex, and the issue of air defense missile systems while almost quantifiable units.
More affordable option supplies Belarus AAMS, once destined to Iran. In 2007, Moscow and Tehran signed an agreement for the supply of air defense systems S-300PMU-1. Delivery they are often delayed for technical reasons, and in 2010, after the adoption of the UN resolution number 1929, limiting the supply of weapons to Tehran, and was quite impracticable.
By now days are complexes are ready and question in who will be their recipient. It may well be that Belarus. Confused only cost — 800 million dollars. Specifically, as our homeland has requested in his time in Iran.
Perhaps ally have a discount. But in any case, Minsk this deal does not pull, unless it is agreed upon by a non-cash form of payment. For example, liquid assets …