More than a dozen countries in Africa and Southeast Asia are interested in purchasing Akash anti-aircraft missile systems, produced by the Indian defense industry. And since yesterday the Indian government authorized the export of these air defense systems, then there will be more owners of missile weapons in the world.
It is reported by the Indian newspaper The Print.
The decision was made at a meeting of the Security Committee of the Cabinet of Ministers, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As reported by ANI news agency, the Indian government plans to increase arms exports to 5 billions of dollars. Besides, cooperation in the defense industry will help strengthen India's friendly relations with foreign countries.
Vietnam showed interest in Indian air defense systems, Philippines, UAE and a number of other states. known, that the export version of the anti-aircraft missile system will differ from the version, currently deployed in the Indian Armed Forces.
SAM Akash is considered a short-range air defense complex, since it is capable of hitting targets with surface-to-air missiles at a distance of up to 25 kilometers. In service with the Indian Air Force, he appeared in 2014 year, and a year later he was put in other branches of the army of India.
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