MOSCOW (Sputnik) — An air defense unit from Russia's Central Military District (CMD) has successfully hit high-speed simulated targets using the S-400 mobile surface-to-air missile system in a military exercise in the Russian Far East, an aide to the district’s commander Col. Yaroslav Roshchupkin said Tuesday.
"An anti-aircraft missile regiment from the Central Military District, which received the S-400 'Triumph' system a year ago, has successfully carried out combat launches as part of a joint exercise between the air force and air defense forces at the Telemba training range in the Republic of Buryatia," Roshchupkin said.
Tuesday's exercise was the first drill involving the S-400 system held in the CMD.
The S-400 Triumph is an air defense missile system that integrates a multifunction radar, autonomous detection and targeting systems, anti-aircraft missile systems, launchers, and command and control center. It is capable of firing three types of missiles capable of destroying aerial targets at both short and extremely long distances.