Russian anti-aircraft missile performance and price over the United States, Europe and China products are a challenge
China Red long-range air defense missile system
9 LONDON June 29 news: According to the Russian military news network reported on June 28, Russian world arms trade center in 2010 No. 6 “the world arms trade,” a study published The report notes that in the foreseeable future, Russia will continue its long-range air defense missile systems, tactical and technical performance of the highest and relatively low prices beyond the West, especially the United States, similar products, the occupation of the world’s leading arms export market position, have increasing procurement requirements, but the Chinese and European products may be a certain challenge to the EU’s efforts to enter the market can not be underestimated.
Russian arms trade center world is through the 2006-2009 and 2010-2013 world export market for long-range air defense missile system research come to these conclusions. Particular, the report pointed out that even Russia, Western experts admit the United States long-range air defense missile system is superior to similar products, they believe that Russian-made air defense weapons performance has reached a very high level, once the outbreak of military conflict, in fact, excluded from the survival of the U.S. Air Force Air Force possible.
advantage of Russian-made air defense system in many ways has deep historical reasons. Developed by the Soviet air defense missile system has participated in many Arab wars and the Vietnam War, combat air-defense systems through the use of the experience so far in-depth research and analysis, can continue to introduce new, developed with battlefield survivability and a higher maximum combat efficiency a new generation of weapons systems. Russia has been promoting the modernization of mobile air defense system development, S-300 and S-400 long-range air defense missile system is the world’s most effective air defense weapons, can effectively protect the most important national command and military command structure, military bases, cluster units, missile positions and other targets from the fight against all types of missiles, including ballistic missiles and other air and space attack weapons.
Russian arms trade center world forecast for the next 4 years (2010-2013) within the range air defense weapons in the world market with stable demand. Needs stability first, because most of the world attention the development of modern air defense missile systems, emphasis on the use of advanced air defense weapons to protect their territory and military infrastructure from potential attacks on the opponent’s space. Stability of the market due to two factors: First, many countries in building the armed forces had to give priority attention to the improvement and modernization of multi-functional fighter procurement, long-term modernization of air defense systems in a secondary position, and now these anti-missile air defense system modernization steps construction began to enter the first priority level, mainly the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Latin America; the second is purchasing air defense system and there are still parts of the world is closely related to a higher risk of conflict, especially the escalating situation in Iran and North Korea, and some areas with a higher risk of conflict in several countries while seeking regional leadership status.
the world market to produce only two countries have a stronger competitive at the same time can be used for land-based long-range air defense missile defense missile system, specifically the Russian S-300, S-400 and the U.S. PAC-3 “Patriot”, THAAD propelled theater ballistic missile defense system. Competition in the foreseeable future will mainly be carried out between the Russian and U.S., but at the same time should not underestimate the Chinese and European efforts to enter this market, especially China’s “red flag -9″ (exit code FD-2000) air defense system and France, Italy and other European countries jointly developed “Aster 30″ air defense missile systems, they and the U.S., Russia to join the Turkish T-LORAMIDS-range air defense missile system procurement tenders. It should be noted that, in the medium-term prospects, the world arms market there may well be the other two are involved in the development of the U.S. anti-missile system that Israel’s “Arrow-2″ and the European MEADS system, the two systems are still in development stage, too early to talk about their export prospects.
reported that the previous four years, that the world market between 2006-2009, long-range air defense missile systems unit sales to 272 units with a total value of about $ 4.09 billion. Has signed a contract with, and publicly announced the intention to tender, the next four years, that is of similar market size 2010-2013 is expected to not less than 188 launchers with a total value to more than 10.35 billion U.S. dollars. Comparative data indicate that the next four years, sales of long-range air defense missile system will be only after 4 years of relevant data, 69.1%, but the price has increased by 153.1 percent, decline in the number of air defense systems procurement, while the price surge is largely due to the more more and more countries to purchase more expensive weapons systems, and long-range air defense missile system’s high price has become in many countries when making purchasing decisions contain important factor. Compared with the U.S., Russia has a considerable price advantage, the Russian-made system was significantly lower than the U.S. price of similar products, except for some countries for political reasons to make favorable to the U.S. missile system the clear choice, the weapons in the same Russia’s position on the market is consolidating. Long-range air defense missile systems in the supply unit has been occupied top position on Russia ,2006-2009, a total of 160 sets of export supply of the system, valued at 2.48 billion U.S. dollars, 2010-2013 is expected to supply 120 units, worth $ 1.85 billion, even though to supply Iran with S-300PMU-1 air defense missile system still does not fulfill the contract, Russia will supply the occupation in the world market leader. The United States ranked second on the supply ,2006-2009, total export supply 64 sets of new air defense missile launchers with a total value of more than $ 900 million is expected to decline in the supply of 2010-2013, 60 units, but its value will $ 6.5 billion. (Compiled: Shu-shan)