Russia will deploy S-400 air defense missile system next month in Crimea TASS 1160716

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Russia will deploy S-400 air defense missile system next month in Crimea.
A new regiment set of the S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile system will be delivered to Crimean troops in August after it passes trials, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the 18th Air Defense Missile Regiment of the 31st Air Defense Division Lieutenant-Colonel Yevgeny Oleynikov said.
     
A new regiment set of the S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile system will be delivered to Crimean troops in August after it passes trials, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the 18th Air Defense Missile Regiment of the 31st Air Defense Division Lieutenant-Colonel Yevgeny Oleynikov said. Russian S-400 air defense missile battery.
     
"After initial live-firing exercises on the premises of the Air Defense Research and Testing Center of the 4th State Central All-Arms Training Range are completed in August 2016, the air defense missile system is planned to be prepared for dispatching to its permanent base ... in Feodosia in Crimea," Oleynikov said on the common military hardware acceptance day.

According to him, the regiment set of the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile system has been manufactured and delivered by the Almaz-Antey Corporation under the state defense order to rearm the 18th Air Defense Missile Regiment.

"The regiment has successfully undergone training at the air defense missile force training center of the Air and Space Defense Military Academy in Gatchina [in the Leningrad Region in northwest Russia]," Oleynikov said.

The S-400 Triumph SA-21 is a long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by Almaz-Antey. The S-400 Trumph is intended to engage, ECM, radar-picket, director area, reconnaissance, strategic and tactical aircraft, tactical and theatre ballistic missiles, medium-range ballistic missiles and other current and future air attack assets at a maximum range of 400 km, and a altitude of up to 30 km.
     
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