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    This is When Fifth S-400 Missile Regiment Will Join Moscow Air Defenses

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    A new regiment of advanced S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems will be deployed on combat duty near Moscow on February 21, the Defense Ministry said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — It will be the fifth S-400 regiment deployed to protect the airspace around the Russian capital.

    "A missile regiment armed with new S-400 air defense systems will be deployed February 21, 2017, on combat duty to protect Moscow and the Central industrial region of Russia," the ministry said in a statement.

    The S-400 is Russia's newest air defense system, carrying three different types of missiles capable of destroying aerial targets at a short-to-extremely-long range. The weapon 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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