Russian armed forces will get advanced self-propelled and medium-range surface-to-air Buk-M3 missile defense systems in 2016. Presently plans are underway to replace Buk-M1 with Buk-M2.
The Buk-M3s air defense missile system which are expected from starting of 2016, features more advanced electronic components as compared with earlier versions of Buk-M1 and Buk-M2. The system is designed to engage cruise missiles, smart bombs, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Sukhoi Su-34 will be used in place of the ageing twin-engined two-seater fighter jet Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer), developed during the
A two-seat derivative of the Sukhoi Su-27 air defense fighter, the Sukhoi Su-34, is capable of carrying a payload of around 8,000 kilograms of ordnance, to include the latest Russian precision-guided weapons, over 4,000 kilometers (2,485 miles).
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