Russia launches construction two new plants to build more S-400 air defence missile systems 2804133

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 01:14 PM
 
Russia launches construction of two new plants to build more S-400 air defence missile systems.
The Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air defense missile systems are so requested on the world defense market that Russia has launched the construction of two additional plants, announced this week, the Russian President Vladimir Putin during his traditional session of questions and answers in live with the local people.
     
The Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air defense missile systems are so requested on the world defense market that Russia has launched the construction of two additional plants, announced this week, the Russian President Vladimir Putin during his traditional session of questions and answers in live with the local people.
The Russian-made S-400 ground-to-air defence missile system is able to engage, ECM, radar-picket, director area, reconnaissance, strategic and tactical aircraft, tactical and theatre ballistic missiles, medium-range ballistic missiles at a maximum range of 400 km.

     

"We launched build two new plants production of S-400 surface-to-air defence missile systems. These type of missiles receives many requests to be bought by foreign customers all over the world. We no longer have the capacity today to respond to these requests," said the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The S-400 Triumph (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) is an air defence missile system developed by Almaz Central Design Bureau of Russia. The S-400 entered service with the Russian Armed Forces on April 28, 2007, replacing the S-300 air defense system.

The S-400 Triumph is intended to engage, ECM, radar-picket, director area, reconnaissance, strategic and tactical aircraft, tactical and theatre ballistic missiles, medium-range ballistic missiles and other current and future air attack assets at a maximum range of 400 km, and a altitude of up to 30 km.

Russia has been negotiating a $6 bln-arms deal with Saudi Arabia since 2007. Several media sources have also mentioned that Russia could sell advanced S-300 or even S-400 air defense missile systems to Saudi Arabia.

In April 2012, Sushin Yury, Chief of Department at Almaz Antey the corporation that designed and built the missile, announced the possibility of Russia to sell the S-400 Triumph missile system to India.

 

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