Russia will send to Crimea additional anti-aircraft system s-400
Air defense system s-400 “Triumph”, a photo from archive
Russia will deploy in the annexed Crimea additional anti-aircraft missile systems (WRU) s-400 “Triumph”. This was reported by the commander of the 4th army of air force and air defense of Russia, Lieutenant-General Viktor Sevostyanov, reports “Interfax”.
“Of course, it is provided. About the time I’d like to say,” said Sevostyanov.
In addition, on January 14 the Peninsula was on combat duty anti-aircraft missile regiment equipped with s-400 system.
Sevostyanov said that the defense regiment in Feodosia will continue to use the system With-300.
“S-300-alerting starred in the regiment. She still keeps on combat duty,” – said Sevostyanov.
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He said that with the intercession on combat duty system s-400 combat capabilities of air defense of the Crimea increase significantly .
“This system allows to simultaneously track and destroy up to 300 air and ground targets, operating across the range of speeds and heights,” said Sevostyanov.
“The s-400, to intercede on combat duty in the Crimea, allows you to track and destroy targets, manufactured with the use of technology “stealth”, Sevostyanov said.
We will remind, in August 2016, anti-aircraft missile regiment of the 4th army of air forces and air defense in the annexed Crimea were armed with anti-aircraft missile system s-400 “Triumph”. In December 2016, the regiment was fully rearmed with the new systems.
Note, the s-400 “Triumph” – the Russian anti-aircraft missile system large and medium-range, which is designed to destroy air and space attack. Each unit can provide simultaneous firing of up to 36 targets with guided missiles to 72. S-400 can destroy cruise missiles, helicopters and planes, and ballistic targets flying at a speed of up to 4.8 km/s at altitudes from a few meters to several tens of kilometers.