Deputy Defense Minister: Russia and Belarus started development of new air defense system

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Russia and Belarus started to develop a joint air defense missile system, which will replace the existing mobile complex “Strela-10M” used by the armies of both countries, Deputy Defense Minister for Armaments – Chief of Armaments of the Armed Forces of Belarus, Major General Igor Lotenkov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

He noted that “Strela-10M” complex developed in early 1970s  “is already becoming obsolete, and the segment of short-range anti-aircraft missile systems is somewhat shrinking”.

“That is why it has been decided to develop such a tool, which could accompany armored, mechanized infantry units on the battlefield,” – said Lotenkov.


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