Surface-to-air missile regiment equipped with S-400 put on combat duty in Kamchatka

A surface-to-air missile regiment armed with the newest S-400 Triumph systems has been put on combat duty in Kamchatka, Captain 1st Rank Roman Martov, an official representative of the Pacific fleet, told Interfax-AVN on Aug.7.

A surface-to-air missile regiment armed with the newest S-400 Triumph systems has been put on combat duty in Kamchatka, Captain 1st Rank Roman Martov, an official representative of the Pacific fleet, told Interfax-AVN on Aug.7.

"The capabilities of the new equipment make it possible to detect air targets at ranges of over 600 km and by far exceed the combat efficiency indicators of the air defense systems of foreign countries," Martov said.

The surface-to-air missile S-400 Triumph, which was developed and is manufactured by the concern Almaz-Antey, is intended for highly effective defense of the key political-administrative, economic and military facilities from aviation attacks, strategic, winged, tactical and operative-tactical ballistic missiles, and also mid-range ballistic missiles in a situation of combat and electronic countermeasures.

The S-400 is equipped with missiles that can hit air targets at ranges of up to 250 km and non-strategic ballistic missiles at ranges of up to 60 km.

The minimal and maximal altitude of aerodynamic targets is 0.01/27 km for of aerodynamic targets and 2/7 km for ballistic targets. The maximal speed of a target is 4,800 m/s. The number of targets targeted simultaneously is 36. The number of missiles navigated simultaneously is 72. The deployment time for S-400 missiles is five minutes.

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