Russia to develop fifth-generation missile systems

Vladimir Putin

Russia has commenced development of the fifth-generation medium-range air defence missile system, a media report said on Friday.

“The air defence missile system will have a deep integration with the single layered air defence system and the support of the network-centric control system,” Xinhua news agency reported citing a representative of weapons manufacturer Almaz-Antey Concern.

The new missile has a significantly lower weight which has increased the missile system vehicle’s on-board ammunition capacity by 1.5 times.

This summer, Almaz-Antey successfully tested the fourth-generation Buk-M3 missile syst

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