Russia Test-Fires New S-400 Air Defense Missile Systems

TASS; Photo © Vitaliy Nevar/TASS09.10.2019 North America
Russia Test-Fires New S-400 Air Defense Missile Systems

Russia Test-Fires New S-400 Air Defense Missile Systems

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The combat teams of the Leningrad Air Force and Air Defense Army from the Western Military District successfully test-fired new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems after they were accepted for service, the District’s press office reported last week.

At the Kapustin Yar practice range, the combat teams of a surface-to-air missile battalion accepted the new S-400 systems from the manufacturer, TASS news agency reported.

 “After the acceptance, the anti-aircraft gunners test-fired the systems against unique Favorit-RM hypersonic target missiles that simulated a notional enemy’s air attack weapons,” the press office said in a statement.

 The new S-400 systems struck all the designated targets, the press office of the Western Military District said.

 Russia’s S-400 ‘Triumf’ (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) is the latest long-and medium-range surface-to-air missile system that went into service in 2007. It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, and can also be used against ground installations. The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of up to 400 km and at an altitude of up to 30 km under intensive enemy fire and jamming. 


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