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S-300PS surface-to-air missile systems repel heavy air attack during drills

February 11, 9:09 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The air defense units detected and destroyed more than 40 targets

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MOSCOW, February 11. /TASS/. S-300PS Favorit surface-to-air missile systems of a surface-to-air missile regiment stationed in the Irkutsk Region repelled a massive air attack on strategically important facilities at a military exercise, the press service of the Central Military District told journalists on Monday.

"According to the scenario, S-300PS Favorit teams locked on, followed and carried out electronic launches on mock-up enemy pursuit planes and cruise missiles that tried to violate the region’s air space. The air defense units detected and destroyed more than 40 targets, which moved at a speed of more than 1,000 m/s," the report says.

The press service said that the targets were located at an altitude of up to 30 km. The Central Military District specified that more than 200 servicemen and 50 vehicles were involved in the maneuvers.

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