Russia offers Buk-M3 for export

09 April 2018

Russian state arms export corporation Rosoboronexport says it has begun promoting the latest M3 variant of the Buk medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system for export.

The export Buk-M3, also known as Viking, "possesses the ability to strike with a very high degree of probability [with] not only aviation and attacking precision-guided weapons, but also tactical ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as naval and ground targets," Rosoboronexport's deputy director Sergei Ladygin said.

Compared with the predecessor Buk-M2E, the M3's range is around 50% greater at 65 km and it can engage six targets simultaneously rather than the earlier model's four, Rosoboronexport said.

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