Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the deployment of a state-of-the-art missile defense system in eastern Siberia. This latest move by the Kremlin is in response to North Korea’s repeated missile tests.
According to reports, the Buk-M3 defense system is effective against cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, military planes and helicopters. It is the first time that the system has been deployed in Russia’s east.
The Buk-M3 system can simultaneously engage up to 36 targets moving at speeds of up to 3,000 metres per second.
The system will be based in Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia, and about 2,000 miles from the Russian/North Korean border. However, weapons experts explained that the system can be quickly relocated according to the tactical situation.
Putin is showing his hand by deploying the system in the region of any military operations involving North Korea.
He’s also showing Kim Jong-Un that he’s not playing around.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Russian president Vladimir Putin has deployed a new, state-of-the-art missile defense system in eastern Siberia in show of strength in response to repeated missile tests carried out by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
According to the U.K. Daily Mail, the Buk-M3 defense system can counter cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, military planes and helicopters. This is the first time its been deployed in Russia’s vast east.