S-400 deliveries to China could begin by year-end – report

S-400 ‘Triumph’  Air Defence Missile System.

S-400 ‘Triumph’ Air Defence Missile System.

Beijing agreed to purchase the surface air-to-missile system in 2014

Russia could commence delivering the S-400 missile defense system to China by the end of the year, Sputnik News reported citing a high-ranking military source.

The advanced surface-to-air missile system has a range of 248 miles and is capable of tracking and destroying all existing aerial targets, including ballistic and cruise missiles.

China agreed to purchase the S-400 system for $3 billion in November 2014. Russia is also in talks to sell the system to India.

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