Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov called «the duck» to some media that Russian military department refuses to buy anti-aircraft missile and gun system (ZRPK) «Armour-C.»
«Defense is the value for the Ministry of Defense, and we have purchased and continue to purchase» Armour «, which on this day is a modern complex. I think we will even increase these purchases «, — said Anatoly Serdyukov in Bishkek.
Earlier, the press-service management and disk imaging Defense Ministry said that ZRPK «Armour-S» and adopted by the troops already comes in aerospace defense.
In September and October of this year expected to reach second on the account party ZRPK «Armour-C.» The main objective of this unit will cover anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 «Triumph» on combat positions from enemy air attacks, «- said» Interfax-AVN, «the official dealer of the Ministry of Defence.
According to him, developed as a modification of the complex «Armour-C» for the Army and Navy.
«Who are the adaptation ZRPK» Armour-S «under the requirements of combined arms air defense mission. By the end of their most experienced complex standard will be submitted to the military tests, «- said the agency interlocutor. «Troop complex tests have not been conducted. Only after their completion can be read about when the complex will begin to come into service of the Land Forces, «- said the representative of the Ministry of Defense.
He noted that the current modification ZRPK «Armour-S» «fully complies with the requirements of arms and military equipment air defense missile units of the Air Force and the army aerospace defense.»
Earlier it was reported that within the state armaments program until 2020 Russian army will receive more than 100 anti-aircraft missile and gun complexes «Armour-C.»
«In 2011, we delivered the first production batch of troops fighting vehicles» Armour-S «in the amount of more than 10 units. This year according to plan we will make up to 20 «Armour-S», and later — a few dozen «- said the deputy general director of» Instrument Design Bureau «Yuri Savenkov.
According to him, under the state armaments program «will produce a total of more than 100 ZRPK difficulties» Armour-C. «
He noted that in the current time in total production complexes «Armour-S» dominate exports, but over the next year «production within the state defense order will prevail over them.»
Yu.Savenkov said that in the current time now made an agreement to supply the export version of the complex «Armour-S» («Armour-C1») in the Near East countries, the Gulf and Africa. In the future sale of the complex is likely to Latin America and Asia.
Earlier it was reported that the first buyer ZRPK «Armour-C1», the signatory for the purchase of 50 facilities in the amount of 734 million U.S. dollars, became the United Arab Emirates. Later acquired 36 complexes Syria, and then — Algeria, has bought 38 complexes in the amount of $ 500 million to purchase ZRPK Enthusiasm «Armour-C1» are often of Iran, Morocco, several other states.
ZRPK close deeds «Armour-C1» was developed by the Tula Instrument Design Bureau, part of JSC «NPO» Precision complexes. » Fighting ability of this ZRPK allow to fight even what types of advanced manned and unmanned assets, including aircraft onboard precision instrument. One of the main features of the complex — the presence of a combined rocket and cannon armament, allowing to make a continuous zone of destruction and lead continuous bombardment since the maximum range of 18-20 km and the last 200 meters, within the boundaries of heights from 5 m to 15 km.
One battery, consisting of six combat vehicles, capable of directly affect up to 24 targets. «Armour-C1» can also be used for the destruction of lightly armored ground and sea targets, enemy manpower. The modular construction principle allows us to deliver complex on different types of chassis.
According to the correspondent of the newspaper «Military-Industrial Courier», ARMS-TASS news agencies and Interfax-AVN