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Algeria and Libya to Purchase Russian Air Defence Systems.

Summary: Algeria and Libya are set to purchase Russian Pantsir-S1 short-range air defence systems, according to according to
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 deputy head of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Vyacheslav Dzirkaln.

Algeria and Libya are set to purchase Russian Pantsir-S1 short-range air defence systems, according to deputy head of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Vyacheslav Dzirkaln.

Dzirkaln said the north African North Africa

A region of northern Africa generally considered to include the modern-day countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.



North African adj. & n.

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 countries were interested in purchasing the new combat-proven air defence system, according to Rianovosti.

Early reports said that Algeria was planning to purchase a total of 40 Pantsir-S1 units under a $500m contract.

Pantsir-S1 is a short-to-medium range combined surface-to-air missile surĀ·face-to-air missile
n. Abbr. SAM
A guided missile launched from land or sea against an airborne target.

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 and anti-aircraft artillery system specifically designed to protect point and area targets.

The system has two dual 30mm automatic cannons that can engage targets at a range of up to 4km and are capable of carrying up to 12 two-stage solid-fuel surface-to-air missiles in sealed ready-to-launch containers.

Russia also recently confirmed that it would deliver 50 Pantsir-S1 air defence systems to the UAE during 2010.

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Date:Jun 9, 2010
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