12:32 GMT11 July 2020
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    A battalion of Russia's Bastion coastal defense system is arriving in Crimea to replace the systems that are protecting a naval task force in Syria, a source in the Crimean uniformed services told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

    SEVASTOPOL (Crimea) (Sputnik) — A typical Bastion battalion includes 10 vehicles and four launchers.

    "A Bastion battalion is arriving on the peninsular today to replace a similar unit that departed to Syria in October. The Bastions will be located in two regions of the peninsula," the source said.

    The Bastion fires supersonic Oniks cruise missiles, with a range of up to 280 miles and could be used against ships and targets on the ground.


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