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Russian forces to practise use of S-300, S-400 against air, missile strikes

March 30, 2015, 11:38 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The forces involved will be expected to repel a massive air and missile strike and destroy various targets simulating cruise and ballistic missiles, aircraft, and attack and reconnaissance drones
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S-300 air defense system fired

S-300 air defense system fired

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MOSCOW, March 30. /TASS/. Russian army units from seven regions in Russia’s east will practice the use of S-300 and S-400 air defense systems for repelling potential enemy’s massive missile and air strikes, the chief of the Eastern Military District’s press-service, Colonel Alexander Gordeyev, has said.

"Taking part in the exercise are air defense units, radio-technical forces, means of radio-electronic warfare, and reconnaissance and mechanized infantry troops deployed in Buryatia, Trans-Baikalia, Khabarovsk, the Primorye and Kamchatka territories and the Amur and Sakhalin regions," Gordeyev said.

The forces involved will be expected to repel a massive air and missile strike and destroy various targets simulating cruise and ballistic missiles, aircraft, and attack and reconnaissance drones.

"About 50 various targets will be used simultaneously," Gordeyev said.

The "enemy’ targets will be destroyed with S-300 missile launchers Favorit, S-400 Triumf, Buk, Osa, Tor and Strela-10 complexes, combined rocket and artillery complexes Tunguska and portable rockets Igla and Verba.

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