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Angola received upgraded SA-6 systems

11th June 2019 - 15:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


The Angolan military has received a number of upgraded 2K12 Kub (SA-6 Gainful) surface-to-air missile systems, improving the country's low-to-medium aerial defence capability.

The upgraded surface-to-air missile system features all-new electronics of the launcher units using digital computers and all-new software for enhancing the system’s overall combat performance.

According to the 2018 United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (UNROCA), published in early June 2019, the deliveries included a total of 16 2P25-2L self-propelled launchers of the upgraded SA-6 derivative, known as the 2K12-ML Kvadrat-ML.

The delivered systems were sold by the Lithuanian company LiTak-Tak, while the upgrade work was carried

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

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

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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