The Deputy CEO of Morinformsistema-Agat Group - Chief Designer for Military and Technical Policy Nikolai Borisov told TASS on 2 September that trials of the latest Rubezh coastal defence system with cruise missiles are set to be completed before the end of 2021.
"The trials of the new Rubezh system are currently underway. They will surely be completed by the end of 2021," said the Deputy CEO of Morinformsistema-Agat Group.
Nikolai Borisov explained that Rubezh is a mobile version of the Bal coastal defense missile system. He also added that comparing the latest Rubezh to its predecessor, this one has several functions combined in one vehicle: the launcher vehicle proper, target acquisition, reconnaissance, and combat control. Moreover, it will fire Kh-35UE low-altitude anti-ship cruise missiles.
Furthermore, he noted that several clients have already expressed their interest in this system.