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Russian military boosts up its air-to-air missile inventory

29th April 2019 - 15:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


The Russian Air and Space Force (RuASF) replenished its ordinance stocks with 140 R-77-1 (AA-12 Adder) beyond visual range air-to-air missiles, taken in Q1 2019. This was unveiled by Nikolay Gusev, director general of the R-77-1’s manufacturer, Moscow-based GosMKB Vympel. 

He also disclosed that the 2019 state defence order foresees 222 more missiles, slated to be handed over to the Russian military until November.

The Russian MoD’s first large-scale order for R-77-1s was placed in April 2015.  Priced at ₽13 billion (equating to about $217 million), it foresaw missile deliveries in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, it was revealed by

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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