Almaz Antey delivers S-400 systems regimental set to Russian Defense Ministry ahead of time

Another regimental set of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems will soon be transferred to the Russian Defense Ministry, a spokesman for the Almaz Antey air defense systems manufacturer told Interfax-AVN on Thursday.

Another regimental set of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems will soon be transferred to the Russian Defense Ministry, a spokesman for the Almaz Antey air defense systems manufacturer told Interfax-AVN on Thursday.

"This regimental set will be handed over to the Defense Ministry as part of the 2014 state defense order on Friday, ahead of time," he said.

The S-400 systems will be handed over during a ceremony at the Kapustin Yar training range in Russia's Astrakhan region, he said.

"The concern will take part in the Unified Military Products Acceptance Day for the first time. The transfer of a set of S-400 air defense missile systems will proceed in a new format: the first deliveries were made by different producers to the Russian Armed Forces in the form of separate elements, which were put together within the Armed Forces, while in this case fully assembled systems will be provided," the spokesman said.

Certain elements of the S-400 system were recently adjusted, he said.

"It means that the complexes to be handed over to the Defense Ministry of Russia on October 10 seriously differ from the first systems, which were manufactured in 2007," he said.

S-400 "Triumf" is a new-generation, medium-to-long range missile system designed and manufactured by Almaz-Antei. It is designed to defeat all modern and prospective means of aerospace attack such as reconnaissance aircraft, strategic and tactical aircraft, short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, hypersonic targets, jammers, airborne radar and other targets. Each system is capable of firing up to 72 missiles simultaneously at 36 targets within a maximum range of 400 kilometers.

Almaz Antey is one of Russia's largest defense industry enterprises. It holds the 12th place on the top 100 list of the world's defense industry companies, which also include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, Thales, EADS, and IAI. Almaz Antey exports its products to more than 50 countries.

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