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
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. 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.
Adj. 1. 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 sur·face-to-air missile
n. Abbr. SAM
A guided missile launched from land or sea against an airborne target.
Noun 1. 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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