Rostec to Present Modernised Iskan­der-M SRBM af­ter 2020

India Strategic - - INDUSTRY -

MOSCOW. Rostec Cor­po­ra­tion cel­e­brated the 75th an­niver­sary of Kon­struk­torskoye Byuro Mashynos­troyeniya (KBM), the sole de­vel­oper of Rus­sia’s Strela, Igla and Verba MANPADS, Khrizan­tema ATGM, and Iskan­der SRBM. “In the last few years, KBM cre­ated more than twenty com­plexes and mod­i­fi­ca­tions of high pre­ci­sion weapons. In line with our Weaponry clus­ter strat­egy, we in­tend to im­prove, in the near­est ten years, our tac­ti­cal mis­sile sys­tems. Af­ter 2020, a modernised ver­sion of Iskan­der-M SRBM will be un­veiled,” noted Sergey Che­me­zov, Gen­eral Di­rec­tor of Rostec Cor­po­ra­tion. Verba MANPADS is ca­pa­ble of de­stroy­ing low ra­di­a­tion tar­gets, such as cruise mis­siles and drones. “The Rus­sian army is now get­ting new gen­er­a­tion Verba MANPADS which are su­pe­rior to all its ana­logues,” added Mr Che­me­zov.

KBM is also the de­vel­oper of the Khrizan­tema-S anti-tank mis­sile sys­tem that can be brought from the march­ing con­di­tion to com­bat readi­ness in 20 sec­onds. A pla­toon of 3 com­bat ve­hi­cles fit­ted with “Khrizan­tema-S” sys­tem is ca­pa­ble of re­puls­ing an at­tack of a tank com­pany. Spe­cial KB of Smooth-Bore Ar­tillery was founded in 1942 to de­velop mor­tar sys­tems. Dur­ing WWII, it also man­u­fac­tured depth charge pro­jec­tors and re­coil­less ri­fles. In the post-war pe­riod, the com­pany, re­named to Re­search and Pro­duc­tion Cor­po­ra­tion “Kon­struk­torskoye Byuro Mashynos­troyeniya”, started to pro­duce mis­sile sys­tems.

KBM is a part of the hold­ing Vysoko­tochnye Kom­pleksy of Rostec Cor­po­ra­tion. To­day, KBM is a ma­jor de­sign, re­search and pro­duc­tion cen­tre en­gaged in de­vel­op­ment, man­u­fac­ture and tests of state-ofthe-art weapons.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.