Friday, January 13 2017 20:11 EET
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Russia`s S-400 “Triumph” complex deployed on combat duty in Crimea
Russia, S-400, “Triumph”, SA-21 Growler, ​Anti-aircraft missile complex, deployed, Crimea, regiment, Ukraine, war, Sevastopol

The complex is in service in Sevastopol-Feodosia anti-aircraft missile regiment since 2016.

Anti-aircraft missile regiment of Southern military city district will be on combat duty in Crimea. It will be armed with S-400 “Triumph” missile launchers, reported 112 TV channel.

“A ceremony on taking up combat duty of command post and S-400 "Triumph " unit will be held on January 14 in the anti-aircraft missile regiment of Air Force 4th Army and Air Defense of the Southern military district, stationed in Crimea”.

Modern S-400 missile systems were added to the weaponry of Sevastopol-Feodosia anti-aircraft missile regiment in 2016. The staff of the regiment has successfully passed retraining and exercises on rockets launching took place in frameworks of “Caucuses-2016” in August last year.

S-400 Triumph (NATO reporting name - SA-21 Growler) is an anti-aircraft weapon system developed in the 1990s by Russia's Almaz Central Design Bureau as an upgrade of the S-300 family. It has been in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2007. 

The S-400 uses four missiles to fill its performance envelope: the very-long-range 40N6 (400 km), the long-range 48N6 (250 km), the medium-range 9M96E2 (120 km) and the short-range 9M96E (40 km).

The S-400 complex is designed to destroy all types of modern and perspective aerospace attack means. It is capable of hitting aerodynamic targets flying at a speed of 4.8 km/s (3 mi/s) at a distance of up to 60 kilometers (37 miles) at altitudes of several meters to several dozen kilometers.

Earlier reported Russia deployed Antey-2500 anti-aircraft missile system over Ukraine’s intention to carry out missile drills near Crimea.