The Defense Ministry has signed a new contract for the supply of Armavir target missiles. This was reported by the press service of the Kalashnikov Group of Companies.
According to the agreement, the Kalashnikov Group of Companies will supply the Ministry of Defense with 20 Armavir high-altitude target missiles by the end of 2022. The signed contract also provides for the maintenance, repair and refinement of Molniya's target missiles in military units and at training ranges.
The Molniya Research and Production Association (NPO) and the RF Ministry of Defense have signed a contract for the supply of 20 Armavir high-altitude target missiles in the air defense unit. According to the contract, Molniya will become the exclusive supplier of target missiles until the end of 2022
- said in a statement.
According to the earlier signed contract, at present NPO Molniya is the only provider of services for servicing target missiles and air defense ground equipment of the country. In addition to the earlier delivered Armavir missiles, service maintenance extends to Strizh target missiles.
Currently in Russia there are about a hundred different types of targets for air defense forces. Most of them are created on the basis of obsolete anti-aircraft missiles, taken out of service. The Armavir target missiles are developed on the basis of the 5Ya23 anti-aircraft guided missile of the S-75 Dvina complex. The Strizh target missile was created on the basis of the 5Ya25M and 5Ya24 missiles of the S-25M Berkut complex.