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Russian S-400s fend off simulated missile attack in Crimea

April 10, 11:55 UTC+3 ROSTOV-ON-DON

The S-400 Triumfs detected and acquired the target, simulated by the tactical Sukhoi Su-24 bombers

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, April 10. /TASS/. Russia's S-400 missile system combat units of the Southern Military District stationed in Crimea successfully fended off a simulated missile attack, head of the district’s press service Vadim Astafyev told reporters on Wednesday.

"As part of the inspection of the skills and expertise gained over the winter, the Southern Military District’s 4th Air and Air Defense Forces Army S-400 Triumf missile system combat units deployed in Crimea began exercises to fend off a missile attack launched by a simulated enemy. Having moved to the starting position point and having fulfilled the routine tasks to set up the systems into firing position, the S-400 Triumfs detected and acquired the target, simulated by the tactical Sukhoi Su-24 bombers," he said.

To fend off the intensive strike on the S-400 positions, Pantsir-S1 missile system units were deployed. After intercepting the ballistic missiles of the simulated enemy, the Triumfs (S-400s) and Pantsirs practiced switching the starting and firing positions.

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