Russian aircraft carrier to be armed with Poliment-Redut SAMMay 15, 2018
The Russian Navy’s Project 11435 aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov will be armed with a Poliment-Redut shipborne air defense missile system during its upgrade, a source close to Russia’s shipbuilding industry said.
“The ship is planned to be equipped with an advanced Poliment-Redut long-range air defense missile system in addition to Pantsyr [NATO reporting name: SA-22 Greyhound] systems. The aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov carries Kinzhal [SA-N-9 Gauntlet] air defense missile systems and Kortik [CADS-N-1 Kashtan] antiaircraft missile/gun systems,” the source said.
Russia’s Almaz-Antey Corporation that is the developer of the Poliment-Redut system declined to comment on the information provided by the source.