Russia and Belarus to sell Pechora-2M air defence systems

(WAPA) - Russia and Belarus, through the financial industrial group "Defense Systems", will sell air defence Pechora-2M systems to five countries in the next future, the company's vice-general manager Vyacheslav Karatayev stated today, quoted by Russian press agency "RIA Novosti". He didn't anyway specify which will be the customers.

"We will deliver Pechora-2M air defense systems to three former Soviet states - Karatayev said - and two other foreign countries soon. We are holding talks with another 10 countries on sales of Pechora missile systems. These are very popular around the world. However, we have not yet been able to increase the production capacity to 15-17 systems annually".

The 2M is an upgraded version of surface-air low-altitude Pechora missile. It features enhanced range (about 27 km), major accuracy, higher resistance to damages and the capability to engage multiple targets.

Defense Systems is a joint-venture founded in 1996 by the governments of Russia and Belarus. It includes 38 subsidiaries in both the countries and its business is producing, exporting and supplying post-sale services for the air defence Pechora-2M systems.



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