Air Defense Forces Ground Forces in 2011 will receive new air defense missile systems (SAMs) capable of destroying ballistic missiles of various types. This was reported by ITAR-TASS quoted the spokesman Army Lt. Col. Sergei Vlasov. According to him, in part, "in 2011 to equip the Army Air Defense Forces go deep upgraded air defense missile system (ADMS) C-300V4."
He said: "The new air defense missile systems to 1.5-2.3 times that of the previous modification of the C-300V3. Along with the destruction of the aerodynamic air targets, they can attack tactical missiles and medium range ballistic missiles." Compounds of defense designed to address the operational challenges will receive advanced systems "Buk-M2". "They are allowed to upgrade while maintaining the same number of combat means to increase from 6 to 24 the number of simultaneously engaged targets in 2.5 times — the area to hide behind objects and 1.5 times — the number of ready-to-launch anti-aircraft missiles," — said Vlasov.
According to him, these SAMs provide a tactical defeat enemy missiles with a range of up 150-200 km. "At the armed anti-aircraft missile battalions infantry (tank) teams this year will come a new version of a short-range air defense missile systems" Tor-M2U "- said Vlasov. Today it is the only system in the world in its class that can simultaneously fire up to four air targets. Compared with the previous modification of it has a large area of 1.2-1.4 defeat in height, speed and course setting.
"Equipping the army air defense complexes of these systems and will greatly enhance its combat capabilities to provide cover for the Army factions from air and space attack of the enemy," — said Vlasov.