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Latest version on Russia's Sosna air defence system presented

8th July 2019 - 10:25 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Kubinka, Moscow

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The production version of the Sosna short-range mobile short-range air defence system (SHORAD) has been shown newly installed on a tracked chassis from the BMP-3 new-generation IFV at the Army-2019 defence exhibition held in Kubinka, Moscow.

During its unveiling to public in July 2018 the system was installed on an older-generation MT-LB tracked vehicle.

The system is a new development from the Nudelman Precise Machine-Building Design Bureau, a company controlled by the Rostec industrial conglomerate. It is touted as a successor of the Strela-10 (SA-13 Gopher) mobile SHORAD system while intended to counter a much wider range of low-level air …

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