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Russia Boasts Most Sophisticated Anti-Aircraft System

Moscow ITAR-TASS 20 Aug 99
By Yevgeniy Nikitin

Zhukovskiy (Moscow Region), 20th August, (ITAR-TASS) -- The most sophisticated Triumf anti-aircraft system has been designed and is about to finish undergoing field tests in Russia, the chief designer of the Almaz central design bureau, Aleksandr Lemanskiy, told a news conference today. The new anti-aircraft system provides cover for various facilities. In particular, it protects them against attack weapons built using Stealth technology. The effective range of the system is 3,500 kilometres. The latest achievements of the Russian defence industry were used when building Triumf: multirole antenna arrays, new-generation signal processors and the latest software.

Various types of missiles can be used with Triumf, including those used in the systems that were built earlier. Triumf is expected to be supplied to combat units of the Russian anti-aircraft defence in 2001. An ITAR-TASS correspondent was told that these sophisticated systems would be initially supplied to combat units of the Russian army. Their export is also envisaged. BBCCMM

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