A top executive of state-owned Russian air defense systems manufacturer United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) said the company is in the final stages of negotiating the sale of one Acacia-E automatic aerospace defense system to Algeria.

In a wide-ranging interview, UIMC executive board member Andrey Riznyk told the Itar-Tass news service in Moscow that the company hopes to sign an agreement of sale with Algeria within the next month. He said the Algerian deal will be the first outcome of the company’s aggressive marketing drive of the Acacia-E to old and new customers in Asia, the Middle East and South America.

He defined the Acacia-E as a sophisticated airspace defense system that gives operators a tactical edge over competitors because it performs several roles while making battlefield decisions that achieve the overall goals of self-defense. […]