Updated at 14:52,24-02-2021

Lukashenka demands to produce Belarusian air defence systems not worse than S-300


The President ordered a number of enterprises and government agencies to work on the issue.

Lukashenka said it today during a visit to defence industry enterprises in Barysau, BelTA reports.

He emphasised the enterprises should start producing new modern weapons in addition to repairing and upgrading military equipment. “We need to create an air defence missile system on this basis. It should not be worse than S-300 systems. So, think what missiles we will have. The most important thing is that it must be affective and able to destroy any target. All plants started with repair works, then proceeded to upgrading and then made their own products,” Lukashenka said.

“Your task us to produce modern weapons for our defence and export,” he said.

As for the domestic air defence missile system, the dictator noted that a number of enterprises and government agencies should work on the issue. All concerned parties should apply their efforts, according to him. “Give tasks to other enterprises: some should produce electronics and optics, other should make strike systems. We need to produce weapons,” he noted.