Five sets of Russia’s S-400 (SA-21 Growler) missile systems will enter into service with the Defense Ministry by October this year, the weapons manufacturer Almaz-Antey’s chief executive told the Izvestia daily on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – "Works preparing to transfer the S-400 ‘Triumf’ systems to the Ministry of Defense is planned to be completed ahead of schedule. The Ministry of Defense will receive the 12th, 13th and 14th regimental kits by the end of September, and 15th and 16th in the course of October 2016," Yan Novikov said as quoted.
Novikov noted that the 12th regimental set has been fully formed and is being configured.
The S-400 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. It is capable of tracking and destroying all existing aerial targets, including ballistics and cruise missiles.
The 11th S-400 unit entered into service the Central Military District last year.
The deployment locations of the final five systems have not been disclosed.
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