Moscow To Sell Air Defense, Anti-Missile Complex to U.S.

By ITAR-TASS correspondent Sergey Ostanin
Moscow ITAR-TASS
in English 1105 GMT 14 Apr 95


[FBIS Transcribed Text] Moscow April 14 TASS -- Russia has pledged to sell an air-defence and anti-missile complex C-300 to the United States, head of the press centre of the state committee "Rosvooruzheniye" Valeriy Pogrebenkov told ITAR-TASS today. The terms of the deal are still being discussed. The results of the talks are expected to be announced next week, Pogrebenkov said.

According to estimates made by foreign experts the complex C-300 is considered to be a mobile multi-channel missile launching system designed by the "Almaz" scientific-industrial association. The air- defence complex is intended for shooting down modern aircraft, including the so-called "invisible aircraft", cruise missiles and other combat aircraft at altitudes ranging from 25 meters to the top range in which they operate. The C-300 complex can be used under any weather conditions and in different climatic areas.



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