Russia’s air defence to get new generation missile systems Vityaz soon

Medium-range anti-aircraft defence system S-350 Vityaz will enter duty in the near future, the commander of the Air Force’s anti-aircraft defence, Major-General Sergey Babakov, told the media on Wednesday.

Medium-range anti-aircraft defence system S-350 Vityaz will enter duty in the near future, the commander of the Air Force’s anti-aircraft defence, Major-General Sergey Babakov, told the media on Wednesday.

"In the near future air defence units will begin to be armed with the new generation S-350 systems," Babakov said.

Currently, he said, the Russian armed forces were being rearmed with S-400 system Triumf and air defenсe missile-artillery system Pantsir-S.

"The deliveries are proceeding in keeping with the defenсe contract schedule, without any disruptions," he said.

Earlier, the chief of the Almaz-Antei concern, Yan Novikov, said that the S-350 system Vityaz will begin to be batch-produced this year. For the first time the S-350E modification was presented to the public at large at the international air show MAKS-2013 near Moscow.

First published by TASS.

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