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    S-400 System Regiment to Enter Service in Moscow Region on January 11

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    The Russian Defense Ministry is expected to put a regiment of S-400 Triumf air defense system on combat duty to protect the airspace of Moscow on Wednesday, the ministry said in a statement on Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — 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.

    "The combat duty of a new regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defense system, which has been delivered to the Aerospace Forces' air defense unit, to protect the airspace of the Moscow city and the Central economic region [is expected to take place] on January 11, Podolsk, Moscow Region," the statement said,

    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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