Egypt to Buy Newest Russian BUK-M3 Air Defense Systems

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Egypt to Buy Newest Russian BUK-M3 Air Defense Systems

BUK-M3 surface-to-air missile system

Egypt is going to buy a bunch of the newest Russian BUK-M3 surface-to-air missile system, the Russian Izvestia daily reported Wednesday, citing own military sources.

According to the report, Cairo seeks to strengthen its air defense capabilities and believes the BUK-M3 systems can help in this.

The Egyptian military already has a number of Russian-made BUK-M2E surface-to-air missile systems. However, the newest mode has much better technical characteristics.

Egypt to Buy Newest Russian BUK-M3 Air Defense Systems

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  • Ted

    Anyone familiar with these versus say s350v ? The tubes on the Buk M3 look very large with 12 ready SAM it is similar to s350v ? However s350v has twice the range, I get the layered defense concept but what does Buk bring that S 350v does not?

    • Igor Ochocinszk

      Affordability, Egypt isn’t Saudi Arabia, it cannot afford to spend more than Russia on its military