India to Buy Russian Igla-S MANPADS Missiles

India to Buy Russian Igla-S MANPADS Missiles 21 November, 2018

India plans to purchase Russia's man-portable air defence missile system (MANPADS), the Economic Times reported on Tuesday.

According to media outlets, Russia and its man-portable air defence system Igla won a tender in India to deliver $1.5 billion worth of short-range air defence systems, competing with Sweden's SAAB RBS70 NG and France's MBDA Mistral

The Indian media further reported that the new missiles should replace the Russian Igla-M systems. The Igla-S system is considered critical for defence against incoming helicopters, UAVs and ground attack aircraft.

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