features significantly enhanced target acquisition capabilities
and shorter close-in (minimum range) capability of 1,000 meters,
improving its effectiveness protecting against precision guided
weapons. Another improvement will be fielded with the Buk
M1 system (SA-11 Gadfly) which will be upgraded to M3 capability.
This version is expected to become operational by 2009 featuring
modernized electronics. Some 400 SA-8 (Gecko) mobile air defense
units currently in service will also be modernized. By that
time, mobile short range Tunguska
missile-gun system, and Strela 10 (SA-13 Gopher) will also
be modernized with improved all-weather and night capability.