Government certification of the new air defense system S-350 Vityaz are about to be completed successfully and the first batch has begun to be manufactured, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said on Friday, TASS news agency reported.
“The successful launches carried out on March 26 completed the government certification tests of the new air defense system S-350 Vityaz, expected to replace the S-300PS. Simultaneously, the manufacturing of the first serial set has begun. It will be provided in 2019,” Krivoruchko added.
The air defense system S-350 Vityaz developed by the concern Almaz-Antey for battlefield air defense has a maximum range of 60 kilometers and altitude of 30 kilometers. It is meant for hitting aerodynamic and ballistic targets. One system is armed with twelve air defense missiles.