BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:51 P.M,) – The Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the helicopter system, Vitebsk, following its experiences in the Syrian War, will be upgraded next year.
“The Defense Ministry has made a decision to further upgrade the army aviation’s protection system Vitebsk. The counter-terrorist campaign in Syria has allowed for accumulating the necessary experience of using this onboard protection system in real action,” the Defense Ministry said.
“A decision has been made in favor of a profound upgrade of the Vitebsk system to make it capable of protecting helicopters from any current or future anti-aircraft systems of foreign manufacture,” the Defense Ministry continued.
“The Vitebsk system has vast room for improvement. It will be upgraded, its range of frequencies expanded and range enhanced to guarantee better protection for all aircraft from guided missiles and shoulder-launched rockets,” he said.