Russia's Defense Ministry Receives Third Regiment Set Of S-400 Missile System

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Russia's Defense Ministry Receives Third Regiment Set Of S-400 Missile System
Russia's Defense Ministry Receives Third Regiment Set Of S-400 Missile System (tass photo)

Russia’s Almaz-Antey concern has delivered the third regimental set of the S-400 Triumf missile system to the Defense Ministry, whereas the fourth set will be provided by this year end, the concern's press service said Thursday.

"The Almaz Antey concern has delivered a new (second in October and third in 2017) regimental set of the S-400 Triumf missile system to the Russian Defense Ministry, as obliged under the state defense order," TASS reports quoting a statement by the concern.

The transfer took place at the Kapustin Yar military range, Astrakhan Region, where flights following real air targets were carried out, the press service reported. Overall, four sets will be delivered this year.

Last year, Almaz-Antey provided five regimental sets of this system to the defense ministry.

S-400 Triumf is a long-range air defense system authorized for service in 2007. Its task is to destroy enemy planes, cruise and ballistic missiles, including intermediate range ones, and surface targets.  

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