ahmedfire wrote:Ok ,but i'm a little confused about Russian newspapers , TASS said it's S-300VM , but Interfax said it's S-300V4 !Viktor wrote:ahmedfire wrote:One B$ for three divisions ,little expensive ?
Price of S-300V4 regiment for the Russian army is in range of 0.75-0.85 bin $ depending on the accessories.
S-300V4 does not come cheap and has never been cheap but it is a top tier SAM system than integrates Buk, Tor and the other AD systems into a single IADS
increasing efficiency of all existing SAM systems by large margin.
Its a powerful system that keeps away AWACS, tankers and ELINT planes with its massive range from sneaking into a country airspace looking for targets.
It can be seen also as a first step towards ballistic missile defense of the country.
Interfax also states that the export version of the S-300V4 is Antey-2500 but it would not make any difference even if it did not. Price is the same for Egypt and Venezuela. It would make difference only if some CSTO country where to buy it. Other than that different additional subsystems like more command posts, radar systems ECM, passive or active radar sets as well as additional missiles, training etc could make the difference in price.