An air defense missile regiment of the Russian Aerospace Forces that has received the S-400 missile system has been put on combat duty to defend Moscow’s airspace, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Friday.
"An air defense missile regiment of the Aerospace Forces that has been armed with the state-of-the-art S-400 Triumph antiaircraft missile system has been put on combat duty in the town of Elektrostal near Moscow to defend the airspace over the city," the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The Defense Ministry added that a new regimental set of the S-400 missile system arrived at the permanent in the Moscow region from the Kapustin Yar range in the southern Astrakhan region, after successful proof firing exercises.
"The new complex is the fourth anti-aircraft missile regiment armed with the S-400 Triumph system put on combat duty to ensure air defense of Moscow and the Central Industrial District", the ministry said.
S-400 Triupmh (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) is a medium/long-range air defense system. It is intended to destroy all modern and perspective air attack assets. The system can hit aeroballistic and tactical ballistic targets (flying with speed up to 4.8 km per second) at 400 km and 60 km distances, respectively. Triumph can destroy cruise missiles, aircraft (including strategic bombers), warheads of ballistic missiles. The system`s radars detect air targets at 600 km distance. 48N6E3 surface-to-air missiles can destroy aerodynamic and ballistic targets at 10-27 km and 2-25 km heights, respectively.
First published by TASS.
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