Russia combines air defense system with Turkish platform

A short-range air defense system that combines Russia's Igla ADS with a Turkish combat platform has been tested and is being offered to prospective clients.
By Richard Tomkins   |   May 13, 2015 at 3:59 PM

MOSCOW, May 13 (UPI) -- Russia's state-owned Rostec corporation reports a short-range air defense system by Russia and Turkey has undergone successful testing.

The system combines Russia's Igla-S shoulder-fired air defense system with a Turkish combat platform.

"We integrated our short-range combat system with the platform of a Turkish company, and it has proven its capabilities," Anatoly Aksenov, head of the Rosoboronexport delegation to a recent international defense exhibition said. "The project is ready and has been tested. Now issues related to production are being discussed with customers."

The Igla mobile anti-aircraft missile system is designed to counter tactical aircraft and small targets, such as cruise missiles. It is used by Russian and CIS armed forces and has been exported to more than 30 countries.

CIS is the acronym for the Commonwealth of Independent States, comprised of 10 former republics of the now-defunct Soviet Union.

Additional details of the combination of Igla with a Turkish platform were not provided.

Rostec promotes Russian technology.

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