MOSCOW, December 26. /ITAR-TASS/. In 2014, the Land Forces of the Russian Federation will receive the newest long-range anti-aircraft (AA) missile system, Alexander Leononv, chief of the air defense troops of Land Forces, told journalists in connection with Thursday's 98th jubilee of the air defense troops.
"S-300V4 long-range AA missile system armament will be supplied to one of military districts," he said. "It is precisely our troops' AA missile brigades, armed with such systems, that are assigned the accomplishment of missions to destroy the elements of long-range high-accuracy weapons in flight, as well as defend areal facilities against strikes by ballistic targets".
Leonov said, "This system ensures an interception of the warheads of ballistic medium-range missiles. It has an increased distance of the boundary of the zone of damage from air targets and an enlarged, two to three times over, area protected from air enemy strikes".
"So, the air defense troops will have operational a long-range AA missile brigade armed with a hypersonic AA guided missiles, while retaining the qualities of a mobile troop system possessing characteristics typical of short-range interception systems," Leonov emphasized.