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Russian defense firm delivers S-400 regiment set ahead of schedule

July 18, 2018, 14:57 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Almaz-Antey Group has delivered the first regiment set of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems this year to the Defense Ministry of Russia

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MOSCOW, July 18. /TASS/. Russia’s Almaz-Antey defense manufacturer has delivered this year’s first regiment set of S-400 Triumf long-range air defense missile systems to the Defense Ministry ahead of schedule, the company’s press office said on Wednesday.

"Almaz-Antey Group has delivered the first regiment set of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems this year to the Defense Ministry of Russia. The official ceremony was held on the territory of the Kapustin Yar training range in the Astrakhan Region," the press office said.

As Almaz-Antey CEO Yan Novikov said, all the systems were tested at the training range.

"In compliance with the customer’s requirements, upon its delivery to representatives of the Defense Ministry of Russia, the military hardware was moved to the training range where tests were conducted with the engagement of real air targets. The delivery/acceptance trials passed successfully," Novikov said.

Russia’s S-400 Triumf is the latest long-range surface-to-air missile system that went into service in 2007. It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and can also be used against ground installations.

The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of 400 km and at an altitude of up to 30 km.

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