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MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. The Air Defence Forces of the Ground Troops have taken into service advanced air defence missile systems S-300V4 and Tor-M2U in the outgoing year, official of the press service and information department of Russian Defence Ministry for the Ground Troops Major Kirill Kiselev told TASS.
“According to state contracts in 2014 two division sets of S-300V4 and Tor-M2U were supplied to the Air Defence Forces. Ahead of the New Year an air defence missile system S-300V4 was delivered for an air defence formation in the Southern Military District,” he said.
S-300V4 purchases planned under state armament programme until 2020 enable to arm all air defence missile brigades of the Ground Troops which should have this type of weapons, Kiselev added.
Meanwhile, four sets of a modern mobile air defence missile system Verba, were delivered to the armed forces, including two systems to the Airborne Forces and other two to multi-service units of the Ground Troops this year.
Verba is a state-of-the-art air defence missile system thanks to its high striking accuracy of low-radiation targets, such as cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.