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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Almaz-Antey arms producer has delivered to the Defence Ministry the first set of the newest S-350 Vityaz long-range air defence missile weapon system, the company said on Monday.

    "During the transmission, the equipment was taken to a training ground, where test flights were conducted, involving real aerial targets escort. Acceptance tests have been passed successfully", Almaz-Antey said in a statement.

    The acceptance ceremony was held on Sunday in the country's southern Astrakhan region.

    Anti-aircraft guided missile system Vityaz at the MAKS-2013 Air Show in Zhukovsky, the Moscow suburbs
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    Anti-aircraft guided missile system "Vityaz" at the MAKS-2013 Air Show in Zhukovsky, the Moscow suburbs

    The S-350 Vityaz is designed to repel massive attacks by modern and prospective air attack weapons. It has a maximum range up to 120 km (around 75 miles) and can hit up to 12 targets on the altitude of 30 km (around 18.5 miles).

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