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Russia's Bastion Defense Systems Arrive to Crimea

Sputnik News

10:39 30.11.2016(updated 12:43 30.11.2016)

A battalion of Russia's Bastion coastal defense system is arriving in Crimea to replace the systems that are protecting a naval task force in Syria, a source in the Crimean uniformed services told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

SEVASTOPOL (Crimea) (Sputnik) – A typical Bastion battalion includes 10 vehicles and four launchers.

"A Bastion battalion is arriving on the peninsular today to replace a similar unit that departed to Syria in October. The Bastions will be located in two regions of the peninsula," the source said.

The Bastion fires supersonic Oniks cruise missiles, with a range of up to 280 miles and could be used against ships and targets on the ground.


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