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Russian Aerospace Forces to get sixth S-400 missile system

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MOSCOW (BNS): The Russian Aerospace Forces will receive the sixth set of S-400 Triumph air defence missile system by year end, according to the Ministry of Defence.

A news report by TASS quoting the MoD said, delivery of one more regimental set of the S-400 Triumph air defence missile system is being planned for the Aerospace Forces in the Moscow region by the end of the current year.

The Aerospace Forces currently have in service four air defence missile regiments armed with the S-400 Triumph air defence missile systems. In addition, a set of the S-400 Triumph system has been delivered to the Aerospace Forces' educational establishments, the report said.

The S-400 Triumph is Russia's newest long-range anti-aircraft missile system designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles.

The weapon system can reportedly carry three different types of missiles. The S-400 has a range of 400 km. China is the first international customer to buy the most advanced medium-and long-range anti-aircraft missile system from Russia, it added.

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