Russia deploys 2nd battalion of S-400 Air defense system in Crimea
According to different local sources, on saturday January 13th, Russia deployed a new battalion S-400 Air defense missile system in Sevastopol area. One year ago, Russia had deployed a first S-400 batallion near Feodosia.
The S-400 Triumph SA-21 is a long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by Almaz-Antey. The S-400 Trumph 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.
The S-400 Triumph can also intercept Tomahawk cruise missiles and other types of missiles, including precision-guided ones, as well as AWACS aircraft, at ranges of up to 400 km. It can also detect stealth aircraft and other targets at all altitudes of their combat employment and at maximum ranges. This air defense missile system can simultaneously engage 36 targets.