air defense system based on the Strelets launcher At the Upcoming
India 2011 air show.
“The [Kolomna-based] Engineering Design Bureau will present for the
first time details of a new ultra short-range air defense system based
on the Strelets launcher for the portable Igla missiles,” Russia’s
Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said in a statement
The Strelets multiple launcher unit was developed for use with the 9M39
Igla (NATO SA-18 “Grouse”) and Igla-1 (NATO SA-16 “Gimlet”) missiles. It
provides an automatic remote launch capability in either single-round
or salvo modes when mounted on various launch platforms.
Aero India-2011, which will be held in the southern city of Bangalore on
February 9-13, will attract the record number of over 600
manufacturers, vendors and suppliers from 63 countries.
Russia will be represented by 35 companies, including MiG, Sukhoi, Almaz-Antei and Engineering Design Bureau.