Russia to deliver 24 Pantsir-S1 SAM systems in 2008|
TULA, March 21 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will deliver 24 Pantsir S1 (NATO
reporting name SA-22 Greyhound) anti-aircraft surface-to-air missile
systems in 2008, a first deputy prime minister said on Friday.
Sergei Ivanov said the missile manufacturer, the Tula-based Instrument
Making Design Bureau (KPB), has so far signed contracts for a total of 64
He added that the system has been tested both in Russia and abroad on a
variety of targets, proving its high effectiveness.
Ivanov did not say how many SAMs will be exported.
However, KPB CEO Alexander Rybas said a delegation from Syria will
arrive in Tula April 15 on a pre-delivery inspection visit.
Pantsir-S1 is a short to medium range combined surface-to-air missile
and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system mounted either on a variety of
mobile or stationary platforms.
Original article: RIA Novosti
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