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Newest S-400 System Deployed to Protect Skies Over Moscow

Sputnik News

10:49 05.01.2016

A new S-400 Triumf air defense system entered service with the unit of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the Moscow Region. The system was delivered after test firing was completed at the Kapustin Yar range.

The command of the Russian Aerospace Forces deployed to the Moscow Region received a new S-400 air defense regiment unit, the press office of the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

'A new S-400 Triumf system entered service with an air defense unit of the Russian Aerospace Forces outside Moscow, after tests were completed at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan Region,' the ministry said.

During the tests, over 10 missile targets were successfully hit. They imitated low-altitude, ballistic and operational-tactic aerial targets at all altitudes and speeds.

After the system is put on combat duty the Russian Aerospace Forces will have four units equipped with the newest air defenses. They will protect the airspace over Moscow and the central industrial area.

The S-400 system is designed to hit a wide range of targets, including jamming aircraft, radar reconnaissance aircraft, strategic and tactical aircraft as well as ballistic missiles and hypersonic aerial vehicles.


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