Russia to supply President-S defence system to India

President-S onboard defence systems.

President-S onboard defence systems.

Vitaly V. Kuzmin
Part of the systems will be delivered later this year, partially they will be delivered in 2017 and 2018.

Russia will deliver its advanced President-S onboard defence systems (ODS) to India, Algeria and Belarus, the general director of Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) said Wednesday.

In mid-March, the Russian company said that the deliveries of the ODS to Egypt under the 2015 contract would begin in "coming days."

"We are supplying the President-S not only to Egypt. We have contracts with India, Algeria, Belarus. These are long-term agreements, part of the systems will be delivered later this year, partially they will be delivered in 2017 and 2018," Nikolai Kolesov told reporters without specifying details of the deals.

The ODS is designed to protect planes and helicopters from being hit by missiles, air defence and anti-aircraft artillery. The defence system is currently installed on the Ka-52, Mi-28 and Mi-26 helicopters.

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