Algeria has acquired an unknown quantity of Buk-M2E surface-to-air missile systems.
As defenceWeb reported, the publication “shows an image of a Buk-M2 transporter-erector-launcher on a MZKT 6922 6×6 wheeled vehicle,” rather than on a tracked chassis.
The system was seen firing a missile in the image. The Buk-M2E, the export version of the Buk-M2, carries a range of around 20 kilometers.
Buk-M2E New Comer in the Algerian Air Defense Systems appeared in the Army’s Monthly Review N°649 probably participated in last manoeuvres pic.twitter.com/KfV2uymyV9
— Hammer Head (@KitadicaCool) August 11, 2017
It is unknown when Algeria ordered the system or how many were delivered. The transport-erector-launcher would also come with a command vehicle as well as a detection radar.