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Keep Them Coming! Russia Gets More S-400 Air Defense Systems

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A S-400 surface-to-air missile system - Sputnik International
The Russian military will receive five new regimental units of S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems in 2016, according to arms manufacturer Almaz-Antey.

File Photo: Preparing to fire an S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile at the Ashuluk proving grounds during an Aerospace Defence Forces tactical drill - Sputnik International
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"Thanks to the efficient work of our employees, we are completing most of our government contracts ahead of schedule. According to our plans for 2016, the company will provide Russia’s Ministry of Defense with five regimental units of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems," the Almaz-Antey press service read, as cited by RIA Novosti.

In 2015 the company already supplied three S-400 regiments to the Russian Armed Forces

The press service also noted that all new S-400 units were successfully tested by the military during live fire exercises in hostile weather conditions and with simulated enemy actively using electronic countermeasures, RIA Novosti adds.

In 2015 the Russian military also received three divisions of Buk-M2 medium-range surface-to-air missile systems.

The S-400 Triumpf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) medium and long-range anti-aircraft missile system was designed to engage and destroy all existing and future aerial and space attacks, from spy planes to tactical and strategic bombers to ballistic missiles. It employs three different missiles to cover its entire performance envelope.

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