Russian Navy to get new air defence system

July 19th, 2011 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Navy will soon receive a new ship-based missile air defence system, the developer of the system has said.

KBP Instrument Design Bureau said the system is dubbed Pantsyr-M.

“Pantsyr-M will replace the Kortik air defence systems and will be installed on all new classes of Russian combat ships, from corvettes to cruisers,” said Alexander Zhukov, a senior KBP official.

The system has a response time of 3-5 seconds and can track and destroy simultaneously up to four targets.

Its missiles have a range of 20 km and can hit targets at altitudes from two metres to 15 km, while its guns have a range of four km and can hit targets at altitudes up to three km.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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