NATO chief concerned over Russia's actions in SyriaWorld October 26, 18:28
Armed OSCE mission may be deployed to Donbass after security zones set up — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 26, 18:18
Diplomat: Humanitarian organizations fail to ensure evacuation from AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 26, 18:15
First footage of post-Soviet Joint Air Defense System drillsMilitary & Defense October 26, 18:15
Putin says Kerch Bridge will allow to carry up 13 mln vehicles per yearBusiness & Economy October 26, 17:59
Another German delegation gearing up for possible visit to Crimea in JanuaryWorld October 26, 17:42
Russia expects opening of major oilfields in West Siberia next yearBusiness & Economy October 26, 17:37
Russian defense minister suggests joint engineering troops’ drills with IndiaMilitary & Defense October 26, 17:33
Russia calls on media to focus on Mosul’s children killed during US-led coalition strikesRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 26, 17:14
MOSCOW, March 20 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian Defence Ministry and the Moscow plant Avangard signed a contract for three years to deliver air defence guided missiles Triumf for the air defence missile systems S-400 to the troops, the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
“Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and Director General of the Moscow machine-building plant Avangard Gennady Kozhin signed a three-year contract to deliver Triumf air defence guided missiles for air defence missile systems S-400,” the press service said. “Under the state defence order for 2012 the signed contract envisages the full prepayment for the supplier and co-contractors,” the press service reported.
“The Moscow machine-building plant Avangard will become the only supplier of air defence guided missiles of air defence missile systems S-400, its tactical and technical features ensure the hitting of any types of air targets,” the press service reported.
The air defence missile system S-400 is a medium- and long-range air defence missile system of the new generation. This air defence missile system can hit all modern and promising weapons of air and space attack from spy jets, strategic and tactical airplanes, tactical, operational tactical ballistic missiles, medium-range ballistic missiles to jamming stations and radar picket aircraft.
Each air defence missile system can hit simultaneously 36 targets by up to 72 missiles. S-400 is the only system, which can operate selectively with more than four types of air defence guided missiles, which have various start-off weights and fire ranges, creating the defence in depth. S-400 was put into service in 2007.