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After 25 years of operation, all missiles of the Buk systems are subject to decommissioning and disposal

Summary of Disinformation

After 25 years of operation, all missiles of the Buk systems are subject to decommissioning and disposal.The maximum lifetime of the missile, the engine from which was demonstrated to us [by the Dutch-led JIT] was 2011 (1986 + 25), after which it should be decommissioned and sent for disposal.

Disproof

Disinformation refers to Russian Ministry of Defence statement on May 25 that "after 25 years of operation, all missiles of the Buk systems are subject to decommissioning and disposal".  http://www.interfax.ru/russia/614297

In fact, the Buk manufacturer Almaz Antey used one missile from 1987 in their test in 2015, which means it was 28 years old and should have already been decommissioned. https://twitter.com/EliotHiggins/status/1003904308755214336

See also Meduza's and the Insider's reports.

 

 

 

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Reported in: Issue 110
Date: 04.06.2018
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Russia
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Keywords: MH17
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Nezavisimaya Gazeta
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