1 minute readRussia to unveil air defense system at Indian air show

A Russian firm will disclose information about a new mobile short-range air defence system based on the Strelets launcher at the upcoming Aero India 2011 air show in Bangalore.

“The (Kolomna-based) Engineering Design Bureau will present for the first time details of a new ultra short-range air defence system based on the Strelets launcher for the portable Igla missiles,” Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said in a statement Friday.

The Strelets multiple launcher unit was developed for use with the 9M39 Igla (NATO SA-18 ‘Grouse’) and Igla-1 (NATO SA-16 ‘Gimlet’) missiles.

It provides an automatic remote launch capability in either single-round or salvo modes when mounted on various launch platforms.

Aero India 2011, which will be held in Bangalore Feb 9-13, will attract the record number of over 600 manufacturers, vendors and suppliers from 63 countries.

Russia will be represented by 35 companies, including MiG, Sukhoi, Almaz-Antei and Engineering Design Bureau.

With inputs from Ria Novosti.

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