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    Russian Defence Ministry reported that newly-trained crews of Russia's advanced S-400 Triumf air defense systems assigned to an air defense unit located in Western Siberia have carried out on Wednesday successful field firing destroying targets at a range in southern Russia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Newly-trained crews of Russia's advanced S-400 Triumf air defense systems assigned to an air defense unit located in Western Siberia have carried out on Wednesday successful field firing destroying targets at a range in southern Russia, the country's Defense Ministry said in a statement.

    "Today, at Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan region, anti-aircraft gunners of the Central Military District destroyed four high-speed targets simulated by the most hard-to-hit Kaban target missiles," the statement reads.

    The S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler) is Russia's next-generation air defense system, carrying three different types of missiles capable of destroying aerial targets at short-to-extremely long range.

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