MOSCOW. Dec 8 (Interfax) – Several S-400 ‘Triumf’ long-range air defense missile systems were put on a trial run on Thursday to guard the Russian air borders in the country’s north-west, Russian Western Military District spokesman Col. Igor Muginov said.
“As part of the trial run, crews operating the S-400 [systems] will have to check their integration into the existing aerospace defense system of the Western Military District in the north-western strategic sector and will have to hold a number of specialized training sessions,” he said.
In August 2016, S-400 crews from the Western Military District aerospace forces’ unit successfully completed their retraining to operate this new system and fulfilled a program of life-fire exercises at a firing range in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region, Muginov said.
The S-400 ‘Triumf’ long-range air defense complex was designed and built by Almaz-Antey Concern for highly efficient destruction of strategic and tactical aircraft, ballistic…
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