Russia to deploy a missile regiment equipped with air defense missile system S-400 on the outskirts of Moscow. Russia calls regiments with advanced missile systems on combat alert was in position.
“Team combat troops SAM (surface-to-air missile) aerospace Region Moscow has placed air defense missile systems S-400 Triumph into service, and have gone to a combat mission for air protection of Moscow and regions of Russia’s industrial center,” the statement Ministry of Defense for Information and Mass Communication told Interfax.
According to the ministry, in December, the new SAM system arrived at its destination in the Moscow Region from Kapustin Yar in southern Russia, where various military equipment tests successfully executed.
“The main task of the army anti-aircraft missiles from Navy Airborne Russia is for air defense and protect important facilities of the state, the military, industry and energy, and (protect) the Armed Forces and transport communications, from troops attack aerospace (the enemy),” continued the ministry, was quoted on Thursday (01/12/2017).
Russia did not mention enemy to the combat mission. However, Russia has been closely monitoring the deployment of troops and war equipment of NATO in Europe adjacent to Russia.
Air defense missile system S-400 Triumph developed by the manufacturer Almaz Antei air defense systems. Anti-aircraft missile system is designed for high efficiency for the mission of protection against both strategic air strikes, cruise, tactical, and other attacks on the types of ballistic missiles.
S-400 system is claimed to hit a moving target in the air, including aircraft and cruise missiles at a distance of 400 kilometers. Additionally, S-400 also claimed ballistic missiles could hit targets moving at a speed of up to 4.8 kilometers per second at a height of several meters to tens of kilometers.
Russian Defense Ministry admitted that he had put the four units of the S-400 Triumph into military service in 2017. The S-400 system has been deployed in Syria since November 2016 to protect Russian troops on duty to help the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
India has agreed to buy air defense missile system S-400 Russian. The agreement was signed by the President Vldimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October 2016. The delivery will begin in 2020.