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Egypt Takes Delivery of Russian S-300 Air Defense System
S-300VM air defense missile system (Image: VK)

Egypt has taken delivery of first batch of Russian-made S-300 air defense system, according to a picture posted on Russian social media site vk.com.

The picture posted on Tuesday shows the unloading of a container carrying the missile from a ship. The location however is not known.

The S-300 is a long range surface-to-air missile – manufactured by the Russian firm Almaz – designed to intercept aircraft and cruise missiles, and its most advanced models can also target ballistic missiles. The system is able to engage ballistic and aerodynamic targets within a range of up to 400 kilometers. The export version of the missile system is called Antey 2500.

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