S-300VM ("Antey-2500") long-range air defence missile system. Source: ITAR-TASS
"Deliveries of auxiliary technological equipment have been launched. Within a year, Egypt will receive launchers and other equipment," he said.
"The contract is being implemented according to schedule," the source said, declining to say how many Antey-2500 systems were purchased by Egypt.
Antey-2500 is the export version of Russia's S-300V4 surface-to-air missile system, which is used by the Russian Land Forces. The new system is able to engage ballistic and aerodynamic targets within a range of up to 400 kilometers.
Venezuela became the first foreign country to buy Antey-2500 systems, which were also offered to Iran.
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