MENL, MOSCOW — Russia has launched the marketing of a new medium-range missile defense system.
The state-owned Rosoboronexport has briefed foreign militaries of the Buk-1M1-2 system. The system was described as being capable of intercepting both aircraft as well as a range of missiles.
“This is the only anti-aircraft missile system of medium range in the world, which is capable of destroying in unfriendly environment of radio and fire countermeasures not only aircraft of strategic and tactical aviation, helicopters and cruise missiles, but also tactical ballistic and aircraft missiles, including anti-radar, destroying elements of high-precision weapons as well as surface and ground targets,” Rosoboronexport said in a statement.
Russian industry sources said the Buk has been marketed to Middle East militaries. But they said the focus of the marketing effort has been European Union countries.