Tests of the latest S-400 Triumf air defense system (NATO reporting name S-21 Growler) were completed successfully at the Kapustin Yar firing range in Russia’s Astrakhan Region. Sergei Popov, head of the Russian Air Force’s air defense troops, said the system took down all of its targets.
The system has a range of 400 km in which it can destroy ballistic targets, cruise missiles, and even supersonic aircraft.
Russia’s Space Forces were given a second regiment armed with the latest S-400 Triumf air defense system on February 16. The first regiment is deployed at Elektrostal in the Moscow Region and is guarding Russia’s central regions. The second regiment is to be deployed at Dmitrov outside Moscow in March 2011.