Russia to promote its air defence, radar systems at DEFEXPO 2008

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New Delhi, Feb.13 : Russia will use the Defexpo India 2008 to be held from February 16 to19 to showcase many of its air defence and radar intelligence systems.

"Specialists and visitors will see the S-300PMU2 Favorit mobile multichannel long-range air defense missile system, which is considerably better than its closest foreign equivalent, the US-made Patriot PAC-3 (Patriot Advanced Capability-3) system," a spokesman of Rosoboronexport, the state-controlled arms exporter, said.

The Russian stall at the four-day event will also feature "Favorit", a highly effective counter to cruise and ballistic missiles with a range of up to 1,100 km.

The Russian stand also provides information about the medium- and shorter-range air defense systems Buk-M1-2, Buk-M2E and Tor-M1, the formidable Tunguska-M1 gun/missile system for low-level air defense, and the Igla air defense missile system.

"Rosoboronexport specialists will inform visitors about the programmes to modernise the ZU-23, Pechora, Osa-AKM and Strela-10M air defense systems," the expert said.

Experts will be also able to inspect the technical characteristics of the Mil and Kamov helicopters, including the Mi-35 Hind, Mi-35P and Mi-35M attack transport helicopters, the Mi-17-1B Hip attack transport helicopter, the Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopter, the Ka-29 Helix-B deck-based helicopter, and the Ka-31 radar picket naval helicopter fitted with the E-801M Oko (Eye) airborne electronic warfare radar.

ANI

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