Contracts signed between Russia and Saudi Arabia for S-400 air defense systems

Russia and Saudi Arabia have signed contracts on air defense, Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev told Rossiya 24 on Monday.

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"We have well-known contracts on air defense and other issues, which have been signed," Shugayev said, giving no details on the particular systems. Earlier, the press service of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation said Russia and Saudi Arabia had reached agreements on the supplies of S-400 missile systems.

The S-400 Triumph SA-21 is a long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by Almaz-Antey. The S-400 Triumph 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.

Currently, the Saudi air defense units are equipped with 17 HAWK batteries with 120 fixed and land-mobile launchers, 151 SHAHINE fire units, and 11 Patriot fire units using PAC-3 missiles.

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