BELARUS TO ACQUIRE ANOTHER FOUR S-300 AIR DEFENSE MISSILE BATTERIES BY 2016
By the end of the year the 377th guards air defense missile regiment, the 1st and 115th air defense missile regiments are supposed to get four air defense missile batteries S-300, representatives of the Belarusian Defense Ministry told.
According to the source, S-300 training systems are being purchased, too. The radio warfare troops are getting new Belarus-made hardware such as the radar station Rosa and the modern radar complex Vostok. There are plans to buy new radar stations, including in Russia.
For the sake of improving the effectiveness of aviation the Air Force and Air Defense command intends to test equipment meant to provide comprehensive protection against high-precision weapons to aerial units. All the necessary equipment has been tested by OAO 558 Aircraft Repair Plant and at the proving ground of the Belarusian Defense Ministry. The complex can jam enemy radars without requiring the pilot's attention.
Representatives of the Belarusian Defense Ministry noted that the acquisition of new and modernized hardware and weapons by the Air Force and Air Defense units allows considerably bolstering the capabilities of military units with regard to the quality fulfillment of air defense missions. Nowadays Air Defense and Air Force units occupy a proper place in the national defense system. They demonstrate high professional skills, cohesiveness and the ability to act in a complicated environment, stressed the source.