The Russian military will receive 144 S-350 ‘Vityaz’ air defense systems by 2027, even as training has just commenced with their first system delivered in December.
Almaz Antey will deliver 12 S-350s batteries, each consisting of 12 missile systems. Each S-350 battalion could include 3 multi-functional radar stations and a combat command and control post. In addition, automated reconnaissance and target acquisition systems and combat vehicles of the Pantsyr-S anti-aircraft missile/gun systems can also be assigned to the battalion, TASS reported citing the defense ministry.
The Russian troops began learning how to operate the S-350 system recently. “The Russian Aerospace Force has taken the delivery of the first advanced S-350 anti-aircraft system. The troops at Northwestern Russia’s Gatchina training center have started to learn how to operate the system,” the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
The training center has already held an exercise to detect and eliminate a notional enemy aircraft using the S-350, the ministry said.
Russia’s Aerospace Force earlier test-fired the S-350 ‘Vityaz’ surface-to-air missile system at a practice range in the southern Astrakhan Region during the system’s acceptance.
Turkey has taken the delivery of 120 surface-to-air guided missiles to be fired from its new Russian S-400 air defense systems. "Turkey has received two S-400 battalions, more than 120 surface-to-air missiles, as well as auxiliary equipment, spare parts and tools," a military diplomatic source was quoted as saying by TASS on Monday
US warplanes could fly past Russian S-400s if the frequencies of the air defense systems obtained by the US army in Syria's Khmeimim air base, are successfully deciphered. "The US army has obtained the frequencies of the Russian S-400 anti-air defense systems stationed in Syria
Russian S-500 and S-350 air defence systems, successors to the S-400 and S-350 respectively, are ‘almost ready, for deployment. The two new systems have several advancements over the S-400 and S-300, Sputnik reported without specifying the features stating that they are classified
Russia has plans to deploy unified missiles for Poliment-Redut shipborne air defense systems and land-based S-350 Vityaz air defense mid-range systems. Poliment-Redut is derived from the land-based Vityaz air defense system, which uses the 9M96 medium-range air defense missile,
A Russian defense firm has recently completed trials of an anti-drone system that makes use of artificial intelligence to detect the identity of drones. The firms General Director, Vladimir Kabanov said in comments to the Russian media earlier this week that the Rubezh-Avtomatika anti-UAV system is ready to deliver it to customers
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