Russia says Libya is not timely purchase of advanced Russian air defense systems against loss of opportunity
Data Figure: Russian S-300 missile launchers.
According to the Russian military-industrial complex site reported on March 23, the world’s arms trade with Russia and Analysis Center’s experts recently pointed out that because Libya Armed Forces failed to update its air defense system, leading the country in front of NATO warplanes and cruise missiles in a defenseless state in fact.
Russian experts point out that the Libyan air force fighter jets and air defense systems are aging and even the minimum ability to fight against NATO air strikes do not have.
this should be noted that Libya was once expected to become Russia’s newest fighter jets Su-35 of the first buyers and get a significant number of Su-30MK fighters. Meanwhile, Lee and Russia has also provided a number of camps on the S-300PMU-2 long-range air defense missile systems and 20 sets of “Doyle-M1″ short-range air defense missile systems over the negotiations.
If you do not take into account other factors, only the equipment is sufficient for the majority of the territory of Libya to provide effective protection, NATO forces launched air strikes in this case undoubtedly will suffer heavy losses .
However, in Russia ready to offer large-scale modernization of weapons systems to Libya when they met with a major arms-exporting countries from Western Europe (mainly France and Italy) to compete effectively. In lifting the arms embargo against Libya, the French and Italian arms manufacturers quickly into the Libyan market.
At the same time, from early 2011 to lift the arms embargo to the Western countries provided arms to Libya, but not those of the country’s defense capabilities to protect critical equipment necessary. In this regard, the Libyan military decision-making appears to be a mistake, the first is those who choose to update the homeland defense in a “second level” of weapon systems.
the world’s arms trade with Russia and Analysis Center, experts believe, suffered by Libya against the view that Russia must learn to be among the countries in the 2011-2020 arms procurement planned provision for more modern air defense/missile defense system purchases.
In addition, large-scale NATO air strikes against Libya is easy to see modern and reliable air defense/missile defense systems to protect the ability of a country’s importance. Western countries, this action is likely to lead to International market for Russian-made short-range, medium-and long-range air defense systems demand increased significantly.
Russian experts, Russian-made S-300 air defense systems for the U.S. system has the advantage of similar systems to protect its sales in the international arms market.
Of course, in the international market, there is a variety of models of short-and medium-range air defense missile system. However, the Russian advantage in this area is beyond doubt – and other national launch of the cheap “hollow” or portable air defense missiles is different is that the Russian offer is genuine high-tech air defense missile system. In recent years, the international market for Russian-made “Doyle”, “beech” and “armor-S1″ air defense system needs are significant growth, taking into account the situation of Libya, Russian-made air defense systems sales is also expected to grow further. (Compass)