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Russian Central Military District Holds First S-400 Missile Launch Exercise

Sputnik News

08:26 27.09.2016(updated 08:28 27.09.2016)

The exercise was the first drill involving the S-400 air defense system held in Russia's Central Military District.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – An air defense unit from Russia's Central Military District (CMD) has successfully hit high-speed simulated targets using the S-400 mobile surface-to-air missile system in a military exercise in the Russian Far East, an aide to the district's commander Col. Yaroslav Roshchupkin said Tuesday.

"An anti-aircraft missile regiment from the Central Military District, which received the S-400 'Triumph' system a year ago, has successfully carried out combat launches as part of a joint exercise between the air force and air defense forces at the Telemba training range in the Republic of Buryatia," Roshchupkin said.

A total of six missiles were launched, hitting several high speed targets which included the Kaban target missile, moving along a flat ballistic trajectory at a speed of 1,500 meters per second (4,000 feet per second) and at a height of 45 kilometers (28 miles).

Tuesday's exercise was the first drill involving the S-400 system held in the CMD.

The S-400 Triumph is an air defense missile system that integrates a multifunction radar, autonomous detection and targeting systems, anti-aircraft missile systems, launchers, and command and control center. It is capable of firing three types of missiles capable of destroying aerial targets at both short and extremely long distances.

Sputnik



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