Russian Air Force will receive 30 Knights in nine years

Russian Air Force by 2020 will be adopted more than 30 anti-aircraft missiles of intermediate-range "Hero". On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, said Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik Russia. According to him, the new facilities will have to replace the outdated S-300P. In addition to the "Knights" in troops will also put about a hundred anti-aircraft missile and gun systems "Shell-S1." Details about the complex "Hero" is not yet known. Earlier it was reported that they will be part of the aerospace defense along with Russian anti-aircraft missile systems S-400, S-500 and "Morpheus". The latter two are expected to go into service in 2015 and 2013, respectively. C-500-run form the basis of the Russian missile defense system. The purchase of equipment will be carried out within the Russian state armaments program for 2011-2020, the amount of funding through the Ministry of Defence which is about 20 trillion rubles.

Delivery systems, "Armour-C1" to the troops begin in 2012. Reported in early December 2011. In total, the Russian Air Force in the current year should get about 60 new and modernized air defense systems, including the S-400. In addition, military radar systems will be delivered "Sky-Y".

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