Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Vietnam received new batch of surface-to-air SPYDER-SR air defence system

The Vietnam People’s Air Force has received a new batch of surface-to-air SPYDER-SR air defence system, that was reported by soha.vn.

According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the new batch of SPYDER-SR medium range mobile air defence system is the second of 6 ordered from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems in 2015.

The SPYDER (Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby) is an Israeli-made short and medium range mobile air defence. The new air defence system developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems with assistance from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

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First deliveries were highlighted in July 2016. Vietnamese air defence systems are mounted on RMMV HX purpose-designed tactical military trucks manufactured by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles.

Photo by soha.vn

Photo by soha.vn

There are reports that claim that Georgia operated the SPYDER-SR during the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. The Georgian air force could have operated up to four launchers of the SPYDER-SR and it is likely that the system was lost in the conflict.

 

 

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