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Sri Lanka to get surface-to-air missiles from Russia

(March 25, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Defence Ministry is now negotiating with Russia to procure a Radar Controlled Missile System for the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), Colombo based Sunday Times reported.

According to the report, “Among those under consideration are S 300 and Buk 27 missiles. Both these surface-to-air missiles are capable of engaging aircraft and UAVs (umanned aerial vehicles) in addition to providing some cruise and ballistic missile defence capability.”

S-300 surface-to-air missile systems supplied to Iran by Russia in 2017

Featured Image: Kapila Jayampathi, incumbent Air Force Commander of Sri Lanka is receiving a gift from the Deputy CEO - Director of Air Force Equipment Export Department of a blacklisted Russian company JSC Rosoboronexport,  Sergey K. Kornev, during his visit in Russia.

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