Tests of the new coastal missile system “Rubezh” with cruise missiles will be completed by the end of 2021, said Nikolai Borisov, deputy general director and general designer for military-technical policy of the Morinformsystem-Agat concern.
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He noted that Rubezh is a mobile version of the Bal coastal missile system and, unlike its predecessor, consists of one vehicle that combines several functions. In particular, combat control, reconnaissance and target designation.
In addition, the complex will use the Kh-35UE low-altitude anti-ship cruise missiles.
The chassis of “Rubezh” is mounted on the basis of the domestic development of “Kamaz”, while the “Balov” uses a chassis made in Belarus. Also, the cost of the new complex will be much lower.
“The interest of our partners in military-technical cooperation in this system is already there,” TASS quoted him as saying on Wednesday, September 2.
On August 24, it was reported that tests of the newest S-500 Prometheus anti-aircraft missile system had started in Russia.