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‘Anti-aircraft missile tractor': Russia and Belarus to build new air defense system

According to the Russian media, Nudelman Precision Engineering Design Bureau will begin to develop a new short-range air defense missile system in cooperation with Belarus.

Nudelman Precision Engineering Design Bureau (KBtochmash, included to ROSTEC) begins to develop a new short-range air defense missile system together with Belarus, said Vladimir Slobodchikov, managing director of KBtochmash, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the Russian media.

"Today there is being prepared a project for the joint development of a completely new short-range air defense missile system within the Union State of Russia and Belarus," said Slobodchikov.

He noted that "the works are expected to be started in 2016."

"So far, it is too early to give more detailed information on this system," said the managing director of KBtochmash.