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Russian air defence systems: The best “cost-to-qualityâ€￾ ratio

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  1. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    India has invited proposals. The country intends to buy more than fifty short-range air defence systems.

    There are plans to float a tender for the supply in the near future. “Rosoboronexport†is likely to offer for consideration two Russian systems, “Tor-M2E†of the “Almaz-Antei†air defence system Concern and “Pantsir S-1†anti-aircraft gun-missile system.

    “India plans to purchase a total of fifty two air defence systems. The country already has the systems that were delivered by the Soviet Union and later by the Russian Federation. The Indian Army is equipped with anti-aircraft gun-missile system "Tunguska", the precursor of “Pantsirâ€. In addition, there are medium-range systems S-75, short-range systems S-125, and the “Kvadrat†systems, on the basis of which the Indians are creating a modernized air defence system “Akashâ€, says Said Aminov, chief editor of the Russian journal “Vestnik PVO†(“Air Defence Heraldâ€):

    “India is familiar withand knows how to use the Soviet and Russian air defence systems, so it will not be a new thing for Indians to master them. Indeed, there was a time when Israeli producerstied up with the Indian armed forces and are now supplying advanced medium- and short-range air defence systems both for the navy and for the ground forces. On the other hand, Russia is now offering the most modern systems that have already been tested in the Russian army and abroad. The “Pantsir†combines the potentialities of a quick-firing artillery and long-range missiles.

    The “Pantsir†range is 20 kilometers. According to this indicator, it is unique. At present four contracts have already been signed for the supply of this anti-aircraft gun-missile system to the countries in the Middle East and North Africa,†continues Said Aminov:

    “This is exactly the system that could satisfy any customer, including Indian armed forces that are constantly involved in local collisions and are in a state of combat readiness. “Tor-M2E†is also an effective system, it was actively exported. Now it is proposed in a container version. At the recent International Aviation and Space Salon in Russia, a prototype of this battle system was presented on a chassis produced in India. “Tor†makes it possible to fight with all means of air attack, including high-precision weapons.â€

    “Not only India, but other countries also are now opting for the Russian air defence systems,†says Vyacheslav Davydenko, official representative of “Rosoboronexportâ€:

    “Such air defence systems as “Tor-M2E†and “Pantsir†are new and the question of their modernization or replacement will not arise in the next few years. They are a real competition to foreign analogues. And, of course, are lower in cost. Here, perhaps, are some of the criteria that are a priority for India and other countries for inclusion of Russia in the tenders.â€

    Experts do not rule out that if sales requirement will exceed 52 units, it will be possible to arrange licensed production of some armament systems in India. At least the experience of the supplyof T-90 tanks and multifunctional Su-30 MKI shows that it is possible.
     
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    I would suggest go for S500 systems if India wishes to.
     
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    I jus love russian made MKI. hope that this bird will also serve for BAF
     
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    MKI it is Custom made By Russian for India
    all the systems on board are from
    Russia, France, Israel and India

    No other country will ever have it.
     
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    I think this thread is talking about the short rang air defense systems...

     
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    Thanks Brahmos_ii for highlighting it.... :tup:
     
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    But what about the Maitri missile project? there is no conflict?
     
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    Find this from Radar & Defence - Surajit Sarma

     
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    :yes:
     
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    Something you might want to think about is combat effectiveness of Soviet supplied Surface to Air Missile (SAM) systems, used in past decades has been pretty poor, shooting down less then 2 percent of the sorties with in their range.


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    Daniel Siryoti, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

    The Free Syrian Army claimed Monday that the Israel Air Force had destroyed a warehouse holding Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missiles east of the city of Homs in western Syria. The rebels’ claim has not been corroborated by any other independent source.

    In a Facebook post titled “The new Israeli strike,” the rebels alleged that “the brave Syrian regime has conceded that a new Israeli strike targeted a warehouse containing Russian S-300 missiles and launchers. The facility was located in the al-Qassia camp, near the town of al-Hafa, east of Homs.”

    The post further insinuated that the attack was meant to stop the Free Syrian Army from seizing the advanced weapons system.

    Another report, by Syria’s al-Haqiqa news website, claimed that “a senior Israeli official” confirmed that the explosion that destroyed an arms depot in the port city of Latakia last week was not the work of al-Qaida, as the state-run Syrian media reported, but yet another Israeli attack.

    According to the report, the explosion destroyed a Syrian navy weapons depository holding Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship cruise missiles. The website quoted the official as allegedly saying he could “neither confirm nor deny,” whether the Israeli military was responsible for the attack
     
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