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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Development Work Begins On New Buk Missile

BUK-M1 (SA-17 Grizzly)Almaz-Antey has begun development of next generation of the Buk medium-range advanced defense missile system.

The Buk missile is capable of destroying tactical and strategic aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, and other aerodynamic aircraft at any point in their range of operation, along with tactical ballistic and aircraft missiles, and smart air bombs in conditions of heavy enemy counter fire and radio jamming; as well as to attack water and ground surface contrast targets, according to the company website.

"Almaz-Antey has given us the task of working out a proposal for the further development of the Buk air defense missile system," Yuriy Beliy, the VV Tikhomirova Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design (NIIP)'s general director, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

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