YEKATERINBURG: Russian District Press office has unveiled on Monday stating that personnel of an anti-aircraft missile regiment of Russia’s Central Military District is all set to conduct the first missile launches.
This has been decided after they were rearmed with the latest S-400 air defense systems during drills at the Ashuluk practice range in the Astrakhan Region, the press office reported.
While underlining more information, the statement said, “The combat teams of S-400 ‘Triumf’ surface-to-air missile systems will repel a massive air strike as part of the drills and practice detecting, tracking and eliminating Armavir, Pishchal and Kaban high-speed super-maneuverable ballistic target missiles that simulate present-day and future air attack weapons.”
It should be noted that the high potential Russia’s S-400 ‘Triumf’ (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) is the latest long-and medium-range surface-to-air missile system that went into service in 2007.
It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, and can also be used against ground installation and it can engage targets at a distance of up to 400 km and at an altitude of up to 30 km under intensive enemy fire and jamming.
Moreover, the statement also highlights that, before their combat employment, the personnel of the Central Military District’s anti-aircraft missile regiment practiced procedures within the required time limits for deploying the S-400 systems, then conducted a combined march about 2,000 km long and assumed combat duty in a new positioning area.
The drills with a live-fire exercise will last until mid-April and will be the first for the personnel of the Central Military District’s anti-aircraft missile regiment after it was rearmed with the S-400 systems. The drills involve over 300 personnel and about 100 items of military and special hardware, the press office specified.