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Russian SAM digital upgrade on offer

17th October 2016 - 13:33 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


A new upgrade to Russia’s OSA-AKM (NATO SA-8 Gecko) mobile surface-to-air (SAM) missile system is now available.

Russian company IEMZ Kupol, a company of Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defence Corp, has started marketing the upgrade, called Osa-AKM1, that it says will improve the combat performance and extend the life-cycle of the wheeled system by10-15 years.

According to company director general Fanil Ziyatdinov, the upgraded SAM system will boast much better resistance to radar jamming and an all-new electro-optical targeting system featuring an infrared channel in addition to satellite positioning system.
The baseline Osa system was commissioned into

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

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

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