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New ship-to-air missile system to be built in Russia — Almaz-Antey

September 08, 2016, 16:55 UTC+3 KUBINKA (Moscow Region)

Performance specifications for construction of an air defense system for surface ships protection is currently being prepared, Almaz-Antey spokesman has announced

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KUBINKA (Moscow Region), September 8. /TASS/. Russia’s Navy is developing performance specifications for construction of a new ship-to-air missile system, a spokesman for the Almaz-Antey defense concern told journalists on Thursday at the Army-2016 forum.

"The Research Institute of Shipbuilding and Armament of the Navy is currently preparing performance specifications for construction of an air defense system to protect surface ships, in line with an instruction from the Chief Command of the Navy," the spokesman said.

Earlier, Almaz-Antey said the Navy is interested in an opportunity to build a naval version of the Tor air defense missile system to replace the outdated Kinzhal and Osa systems. The concern said the new modification may be ready in 2018-2019. 

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