China has conducted firing test of S-400 air defense missile system

According to the Russian Press Agency Sputnik, Chinese army (PLA) has conducted a successful test of Russian-made S-400 Triumf (NATO code named SA-21 Growler) air defense missile system. During the test, missile of S-400 has shot down a ballistic target at a distance of 250 km and moving at a speed of 3 km/sec.

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Russian S-400 air defense missile system during firing test. (Picture source print screen Youtube video)

During the tests, the S-400 air defense system was used under jamming conditions to validate the performance capabilities of the missile against electronic warfare methods.

China and Russia concluded a deal for the procurement of four to six S-400 units in November 2014, making Chinese armed forces the first foreign customer of the Russian-made S-400. The first regiment of S-400 was delivered to China in May 2018.

The S-400 nicknamed Triumf or Triumph, NATO code named SA-21 Growler is a long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by Almaz-Antey. The S-400 Triumph is designed 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. It has been in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2007.

The S-400 missile can hit aerial targets at a range of up to 400 kilometers and tactical ballistic targets flying at a speed of 4.8 km/s at a distance of up to 60 kilometers. Such targets include cruise missiles, tactical and strategic aircraft and ballistic missile warheads.

The system’s radars of S-400 can detect aerial targets at a distance of up to 600 kilometers.

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