Russia says China is the S-300 air defense missile system, the largest sourcing country (Figure)
PLA S300 air defense forces fired anti-aircraft missile
LONDON November 2 news: According to the Russian “National Defense” magazine reported in 2010, No. 7, in the foreseeable future, with the world of high-performance air defense missile systems increasing demand, similar products than in the West, above all, tactical and technical performance than the U.S. product superior Russian air defense systems will continue to dominate the market, either short, medium, or a remote system. Russian air defense system potential procurement countries, including Vietnam, China, Yemen, Turkey, Brazil, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and even may have the NATO countries, S-300 system as the largest purchasing power, China is still the market can not be ignored.
Russian air defense missile systems products in the world long dominated the market, in addition to special historical reasons, reasonable price, advanced, cost-effective, is also very important factors. Even Western experts also recognized the advantages of Russian-made products, in fact, acknowledged in the event of military conflict, Russian Air Force air defense system to counter the loss of chance of survival under both U.S. active-duty fighter F-15, F-16, F/A-18, the 5th generation heavy fighter F-22, or 5th generation prospects for medium-sized fighter F-35, can not fight against the Russian-made air defense missile system. No wonder the Russian air defense missile system the U.S. export supply is very sensitive, especially the United States known as the “axis of evil” countries, the most obvious example is Iran. Following the export to Iran after 29 sets of “Tor-M1″ short-range air defense system, Russia and Iraq signed a five battalions of S-300PMU-1 missile system supply contracts, the result was the United States and Israel continue to resolutely oppose and facilities pressure eventually forced abortion, or if Iran built by the Russian-made product consisting of short, medium and long-range air defense missile echelon system, the United States to take military action against Iran if it will suffer an unbearable loss.
As of today, Russian-made S-300 and S-400 long-range air defense missile system to protect the most important national and military command facilities, military bases, troops cluster, intercontinental missile launch site and other facilities of the most effective defensive weapons against enemy targets to protect them against all types of missiles, including ballistic missiles and other types of air and space attack weapons. Performance in the main battle is better than S-300 similar products in the U.S. “Patriot.” Currently the most popular in the world market is S-300PMU-2 “Project Runway”, it can ensure the 200 km to intercept the air force target of 40 kilometers of the ballistic target, 28-38 km of low-flying targets, and 10 -27 000 meters in the air all the goals can guide aimed at 72 targets, most of which can attack 36. S-400 “Triumph,” a new generation air defense missile systems to ensure the destruction of 400 km the aerodynamic targets within 60 km of the tactical ballistic targets, to ensure that within 600 km of the target to intercept a minimum of 5 meters of low-flying targets, regardless of its speed, altitude and flight path how to, can ensure that the hit, in any weather conditions, in the case of strong electronic suppression of the effective counter-air weapon of modern intensive assault. In addition, the Russian S-500 system is also developed to ensure the destruction of all active duty U.S. military air and space attack weapons and long-term attack systems.
present, several countries are considering using Russian-made missiles exclusively echelon air defense system to build their feasibility, short, medium and representatives of the remote system is S-300 (S-400), ” beech “and” Thor. ” So for a long time, the Russian air defense missile system Rengqiang market is the world’s leading suppliers, in addition to the supply contract is being performed, the future Russian air defense system may also be exported to Vietnam, China, Yemen, Turkey, Brazil, Libya, Saudi Arabia and other countries, may even have NATO countries.
Vietnam will be the export of Russian air defense missile systems in the future supply of priority, the last 10 years, more and more money invested in Vietnam to enhance its air force and naval strength, improve air defense system. In 2001 Vietnam signed a “needle-S”-portable air defense missile systems supply and licensed production agreements in 2002, Russia completed the supply of 50 sets of the system, while helping Vietnam licensed production. The summer of 2003 the two countries signed two battalions of S-300PMU-1 air defense missile system (12 launchers) supply contracts, worth about $ 230 million, part of the S-75 air defense for the alternative system. Vietnam, Russia, the future may also help improve the active S-125 systems, Soviet-era Moscow, Hanoi to supply a total of about 40 battalions of S-125 missile system.
China is the traditional Russian-made air defense missile systems market, S-300 system is the largest purchasing power. End of March 2010 Russia signed the last batch of S-300PMU-2 air defense missile systems to the transfer of the book, starting from August 2007 to November 2009, Russia supplied to China a total of 15 battalions of S- 300PMU2 system, four 83M6E2 command post, in March 2010 was S-300PMU-2 testing for a variety of foreign-targeting exercises with live ammunition, the results are successful.
long time China has been the largest Russian air defense missile systems procurement of the country, especially from the early 1990s. In 1993 the supply from Russia to China for the first time two battalions of S-300PMU missile systems, each operating on their own 16 sets of launchers, a total of 32 sets, two additional combat base with missile radar seeker 5V55R contract value 2.2 billion (1993 prices), of which 65% of the contract shall be offset with the China Daily consumer goods, 35% paid in cash. The second signed in 1994 worth about $ 400 million contract to the end of 1996 the Chinese military took over four battalions of S-300PMU-1 system, eight sets of each camp on their own launcher, a total of 32 units, and another 196 48N6E missiles. Half of the contract shall be offset by the consumer goods, half paid in cash. According to the 1996 signing of the 15 sets (worth $ 480 million) and 1999, 20 sets of “Tor-M1″ air defense missile systems supply contracts, Russia has supplied to China in batches of 35 sets of “Tor-M1″ air defense system, including 14 sets of 1997 1999-2000 13 sets, 8 sets of 2001. The second contract is mainly due to the repayment of Russian debt within the framework of China, valued $ 1.2 billion. In 2002 Russia signed a $ 200 million in two sets of carrier-based version of the S-300FM System supply contract to deliver completed in 2002-2003. In 2004 Russia completed the signing of another in 2001, the value of $ 440 million air defense missile supply contract obligations, the repayment of Russian debt owed to China within the framework of supply to China four battalions of S-300PMU-1 system, each Battalion 8 launchers, a total of 32 sets, and another 198 48N6E missiles. In August 2004, Russia’s Rosoboronexport signed to supply China with S-300PMU-2 “Project Runway” air defense missile system contract worth $ 980 million, is the missile into the world market since 2001, since the first export contract. Within the framework of this contract in 2007-2008 the Russian side has supplied two 83M6E2 command post, eight sets of 90ZH6E2 launcher, a missile base 48N6E2 and the corresponding technical support equipment. In December 2005 both sides signed the second batch of S-300PMU-2 supply contracts, worth $ 1 billion, 2008-2010 delivered complete. (Compiled: Shu-shan)