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    The launchers of the S-400 air defense missile system which entered service in the Aerospace Forces air defense formation in the Moscow Region. (File)

    Russian Defense Ministry Receives 5 Regimental Sets of S-400 Systems in 2016

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    The Russian Defense Ministry has received five regimental sets of long-range S-400 Triumf air defense system over the past year under a state defense contract, Russia's Almaz-Antey concern said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — As part of the transfer of the systems, the equipment was brought to a testing range at the ministry's request for initial live fire exercises. The tests included an air defense exercise involving target missiles that imitated an attack during day and night time, as well as in adverse weather conditions and amid active radioelectronic countermeasures of a simulated enemy.

    "Concern Almaz-Antey has completed the transfer of the weapons, the military and special equipment from the main nomenclature to the Russian Defense Ministry within the state defense contract. In particular, five regimental sets of the advanced S-400 Triumf air defense system have been supplied," the concern said in a press release.

    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 S-400 Triumf Mobile Multiple Anti-Aircraft Missile System (AAMS)
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    The S-400 Triumf Mobile Multiple Anti-Aircraft Missile System (AAMS)

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