Another Russian aerospace defense regiment equipped with S-400 missile system in Moscow region

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Friday, November 21, 2014 10:23 AM
 
Another Russian aerospace defense regiment equipped with S-400 missile system in Moscow region
A regiment of the Russian aerospace defense troops has been equipped with surface-to-air S-400 missiles, announced Thursday in Moscow troops spokesman Alexei Zolotukhin. "Teams of service of the regiment conducted missile firing training on the polygon Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan region, to prepare for the arrival of the new S-400 missiles," said Colonel Zolotukhin.
     
A regiment of the Russian aerospace defense troops has been equipped with surface-to-air S-400 missiles, announced Thursday in Moscow troops spokesman Alexei Zolotukhin. "Teams of service of the regiment conducted missile firing training on the polygon Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan region, to prepare for the arrival of the new S-400 missiles," said Colonel Zolotukhin. S-400 Triumf 5P85TE2 (SA-21 Growler) surface-to-air defense missile system
     
Zolotukhin said the S-400 missiles arrived at the base in the Moscow region after the drive shots. They will soon be put into operational service.

Russia now has four regiments equipped with S-400 missiles in the Moscow region, as well as regiments on the Baltic Sea, Nakhodka and the military region of the South. A regiment will soon be equipped with these missiles on the Kola Peninsula.

The S-400 (NATO code: SA-21 Growler) is a ground-to-air medium-range and high kill for any type of aerial target missiles: planes, drones and hypersonic cruise missiles. The system is capable of firing 72 missiles simultaneously on 36 distant targets at a distance of 400 km.
 

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