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    Five air defense regiments will be rearmed with advanced S-400 Triumf air defense systems in 2016, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Gen. Valery Gerasimov said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — "This year, five air defense regiments will be rearmed with S-400 air defense systems," Gerasimov said in an interview with Rossiya-24 television.

    S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler) is by far Russia's most advanced surface-to-air missile system that has a range of 400 kilometers (248 miles) and is capable of tracking and destroying all existing aerial targets, including ballistic and cruise missiles.

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    air defense, S-400, Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, Russia
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