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Russian Northern Fleet Gets Over 100 New Weaponry Pieces, Including S-400

Sputnik News

18:18 31.05.2017(updated 19:30 31.05.2017)

Russia's Northern Fleet in the first five months of 2017 received over 100 pieces of advanced military equipment, including S-400 missile systems, Northern Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov said Wednesday.

SEVEROMORSK (Sputnik) – According to previous reports, the Northern Fleet is expected to receive an Admiral Gorshkov-class frigate, an Ivan Gren-class landing ship and a few others this year.

"In the first half of this year alone, we have received over 100 pieces of advanced weaponry, military and specialized equipment… Not so long ago we have received and put into service new S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems. The ground forces and coastal defense troops received from the manufacturers and familiarized themselves with Bastion coastal missile systems and Pantsir-S1 air defense systems," Yevmenov told reporters.

The Northern Fleet is responsible for the defense of the northwest of Russia, serves for the protection of economic zones and ensures safety of navigation. The fleet's headquarters is in Severomorsk.


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