Russian Eastern Military District air defense units receive S-300V4 missile systems

A new S-300V4 (NATO reporting name: SA-10 Grumble) air defense missile system has been delivered to Eastern Military District air defense units stationed in the Eastern Military District’s air defense forces received the S-300V4 system for the first time in the Jewish Autonomous Region located in Russia’s Far East, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.

Russian Eastern Military District air defense units receive S 300V4 missile systems
S-300V air defense system (Picture source )

"The servicemen familiarized themselves with the system and the operation of its units and mechanisms at the Kapustin Yar training range in the Astrakhan Region [in south Russia]," the press office said. The air defense units also practiced transferring the system from the travel to the combat mode and detecting, identifying and tracking targets.

The S-300V4 is an advanced highly-mobile air defense system with great antimissile potential. It can defend strategic facilities and troops against ballistic and aerodynamic threats.

The Russian Armed Forces ordered the S-300V4 air defense missile system in 2012. The first example was delivered in December 2014. Compared with previous-generation systems, the S-300V4’s coverage has increased two-to-threefold and its maximum range has been extended. This guarantees the interception of medium-range ballistic missile warheads. The S-300V4 is an upgraded version of the S-300VM  missile system with better tactical capabilities owing to the latest computer and electronics advances and sophisticated components. The S-300V4 can destroy ballistic and aerodynamic threats within a range of 350 kilometers (217 miles).