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Russian Aerospace Force to receive six S-400 antiaircraft missile systems

A Russian commander says the units, which are designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, will be recieved in 2016

NOVOSIBIRSK, June 26. /TASS/. The Russian Aerospace Force plan receiving six S-400 Triumf long-range antiaircraft missile systems, Commander-in-Chief Col. Gen Viktor Bondarev said on Sunday.

"The industry is approaching the planned amounts, and thus this year we shall receive six S-400 systems, and next year the amount would be similar," he said. "We have everything necessary to protect our air borders."

The commander said S-400 systems have proved to be highly reliable and having exquisite qualities, which were confirmed in the systems’ smooth work in military units.

The S-400 Triumf is the newest long-range antiaircraft missile system that went into service in 2007.

It is  designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and can also be used against ground objectives.

The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of 400 km and at an altitude of up to 30 km.