|Joint stock company|
|Founded||January 23, 1996|
|Products||Air defense systems|
The company was formed on January 23, 1996 as a joint venture under a Russia-Belarus intergovernmental agreement. It consists of 38 subsidiaries in both countries. The company focuses on upgrading S-125 (SA-3) SAM systems to the modern Pechora-2M and Pechora-2A variants, and on the production of S-300PMU air defense systems.
In addition, JSC Defense Systems produces the Phoenix optronic round-scan target detection system, and the P-18 and Kama–N radars. The company also provides a wide range of services for foreign customers on maintenance and repair of ADMS means both in Russia and on the territory of the customer.
The company currently produces about 15-17 Pechora-2M systems each year. Some Russian media sources have reported that the portfolio of 2009-2011 export orders for Pechora-2M and Pechora-2A SAM systems totaled 200 units, including 70 for Egypt.
- "Russia-Belarus firm to export Pechora-2M systems to 5 countries". RIA Novosti. 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
- Makienko, Konstantin. "Interstate Financial and Industrial Group "Defense Systems"". Moscow Defense Brief. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
- "JSC "Defence systems" - Production". JSC Defense Systems. Retrieved 2009-06-03.