Russia Demos S-400 Air Defense System Capabilities to Select Foreign Military Attaches

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Russia Demos S-400 Air Defense System Capabilities to Select Foreign Military Attaches
Pantsir anti-aircraft system

Russian Ministry of Defense said military specialists demonstrated the combat capabilities of the S-400 missile system and Pantsir anti-aircraft system to military attaches from 52 countries.

These live-fire demonstrations were held on April 28 at Ashuluk proving ground in the southern Astrakhan Region. About 80 representatives of the military diplomatic corps from 52 countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America were present during the demonstrations which are being held to raise transparency of the Russian Army’s activity, the MoD announced.

During a tactical episode that consisted of three stages, the foreign military attaches viewed the specifics of organizing air defense to repel a notional enemy’s missile and air strikes.

"The combat teams of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and Pantsyr-S anti-aircraft missile/gun launchers spotted and eliminated all the target missiles that simulated aerodynamic, operational-tactical and tactical ballistic targets, cruise missiles and also ground targets," the ministry said.

On April 27, foreign officers were acquainted with the specifics of the Center’s operations and the possibilities of training foreign military personnel in air defense specialties at the Yaroslav Air Defense Higher Military School.

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