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Russian troops in Kola Peninsula to get new S-400 missiles before yearend

September 11, 2014, 14:18 UTC+3 MOSCOW
At present, operating teams on the Kola base are rounding up a course of training to master the new equipment
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S-400 Triumf missile complex (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler)

S-400 Triumf missile complex (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler)

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MOSCOW, September 11. /ITAR-TASS/. A base of air defense troops located in the Western Military District is expected to get a new S-400 Triumf missile complex (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler), the chief of the WMD press service said Thursday.

“In the course of one month, WMD specialists will commission the new complex in the workshops of the manufacturer plant and will then do the trial testing with battle launches on a testing range in the southern Astrakhan region,” said Colonel Alexander Kochetkov, the chief of the press service.

“The program of testing will include the incapacitation of targets on the ground, at low and high altitudes, as well as the evading and ballistic targets,” he said.

At present, operating teams on the Kola base are rounding up a course of training to master the new equipment. Air defense forces of the WMD currently have various modifications of S-300 missile complexes on their tables of equipment, Col. Kochetkov said.

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