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S-400 to be used by military in Russia's West Siberia

November 09, 2015, 10:06 UTC+3
The S-400 kit, which Russia's Central Military District has received, will be used for control of the air space in West Siberia
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A S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft weapon system

A S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft weapon system

© ITAR-TASS/ Sergei Bobylev

MOSCOW, November 9. /TASS/. Russia’s Almaz-Antey air defense weapons manufacturer has delivered the regimental set of the S-400 Triumf air defense missile system to the Russian Defense Ministry ahead of time. One more set will be delivered before the end of the year, the company’s press service reported on Monday.

"The equipment delivered to the Russian Defense Ministry will be supplied to the Central Military District. Before the end of 2015, the company will deliver to the Russian Defense Ministry another regimental set of the S-400 Triumf air defense missile system," the company source said.

The Almaz-Antey press service added that the air defense missile system was handed over at the Kapustin Yar range in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region. In accordance with the customer’s requirements, the equipment was tested on real aerial targets. "The equipment successfully passed all the acceptance delivery tests," the press service said.

The S-400 Triumf is a long-and medium-range antiaircraft missile system designed to destroy all modern and advanced aerospace targets (strategic, cruise, tactical, theatre ballistic missiles and medium-range ballistic missiles) at a distance of up to 400 kilometers (248.5 miles).

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