Concern PVO Almaz-Antey air defense system for the first time showed Knight

PETERSBURG, June 19 — RIA — Novosti. Concern PVO "Almaz-Antey" during a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin Obukhov factory complex for the first time demonstrated a promising defense "Hero", which aims to replace the troops of the C-300.

The new SAM system is a self-propelled launcher that works in conjunction with all-aspect radar with electronic scanning of space and the command post on the chassis of a special vehicle bases. In ammunition complex includes medium-range missiles used in the S-400, and short-range missiles.

Making launchers "Hero" deployed in the Obukhov factory, which is part of the Concern PVO "Almaz-Antey". 

The President reviewed the cab car, talking to one of the developers of the complex Constantine Pologova. General Director of "Almaz-Antey" Vladislav Menshikov said that the complex will go to the replacement of C-300 first generation.

"We agreed with the Ministry of Defence, this year we want to pass on the missile test" — said the head of state Men’shchikov.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who accompanied the president, confirmed those plans.

The President also visited the S-400. In addition, during the visit he was told about plans for the reconstruction of the plant. General Director of "Almaz-Antey" in the layout shown that has been done, and talked about what needs to be.

According to him, after the reconstruction of the plant will be 40 hectares of land for sale. He noted that if the plant was selling the land before its reconstruction, because of their burdens price would be low, but with the bank, which provides funding for the plant can implement them more effectively. In addition, according to Menshchikova planned to create a good sports complex.

"What are our property, and the land — the city. Now make out the lease," — he said.

St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko assured: "There are no questions, no problem."

Putin agreed with the CEO of "Almaz-Antey", it turns out that the project is very beautiful.

The head of the presidential administration Sergei Ivanov for his part pointed out that the abbreviation of the plant defense contracts also can be deciphered as "the state defense order." "Everyone at one point," — he said.

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