Russia creates air defense systems based on new principles of target destruction

MOSCOW, (BM) – Air defense systems based on new physical principles are being developed in Russia, Lieutenant General Alexander Leonov, the head of the military air defense of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, said in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper published on December 25, learned

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Weapons based on new physical principles include weapons in which previously unused means – a laser, microwave, or electromagnetic radiation – are involved, TASS notes.

Leonov noted that in recent decades, military air defense has undergone significant changes, primarily related to the development of promising and the supply of modern weapons.

According to him, the Russian Federation has become the world leader in the serial production of air defense systems, including unique samples.

“This year, the planned supply of modern weapons made it possible to form an anti-aircraft missile brigade equipped with S-300B4 long-range air defense systems and rearm the anti-aircraft missile brigade at the Buk-M3 medium-range air defense system, and the Tor-M2 short-range air defense system and – Air defense units of the three combined arms formations of military districts at MANPADS “Verba”, said the general.

In addition, he noted that the supply of automation systems for command posts “Polyana-D4M1” and radars “Kupol-M3” and “Niobium-SV” for military air defense was delivered.

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All this allowed the creation of a layered air defense system, which is capable of destroying all means of air attack, Leonov added.

Earlier that day, it was reported that hypersonic targets were shot down during S-300B4 experiments.

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Source: Izvestia