Latest Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system ready for export to Asia and North Africa 16081
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|Saturday, August 16, 2014 08:13 AM|
|Latest Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system ready for export to Asia and North Africa.|
"Russia's latest air defense missile system - "S-400" has been issued a license for exports; talks are underway on its exports abroad", Deputy director general of the “Almaz-Antei”concern said Friday, August 15, 2014.
S-400 Russian-made air defense missile system at Oboronexpo-2014, defense exhibition in Moscow, Russia.
"It's export passport has already been received. At present, we are conducting talks on the exports of the defense complex abroad. We have already made considerable progress," the executive, Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, said at "Oboronexpo-2014" Defense Exhibition in Zhukovsky, Russia.
He said the unquestionable priority was still given to the S-400 deliveries within the state defense order. “The S-400 system, including medium-range ait defense systems, is delivered to the troops on a large scale. I’d like to emphasise that we fulfil our obligations before foreign customers and sign new contracts with reasonable deadlines and with regard for our possibilities,” Dzirkaln said.
However, he said, the contracts on the S-400 supply will replace the S-300 export contracts. “We are currently engaged in marketing of the S-400 air defense missile system. Yes, the S-300 system is efficient, but if we have developed new systems why not offer them to our customers and potential partners,” the Almaz-Antey deputy head said.
Russian air defense systems manufacturer Almaz-Antei is in talks over setting up service centers in Algeria, Vietnam, India and China, a company official said at the Oboronexpo 2014 arms exhibition on Friday.
The development of the S-400 system began in the late 1990s. It is a a new generation anti-aircraft weapon system developed by Russia's Almaz Central Design Bureau as an upgrade of the S-300 family.
The S-400 missile can engage all types of aerial targets including aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and ballistic and cruise missiles within the range of 400 km, at an altitude of up to 30 km.