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Russia to move S-400 missile systems on combat duty to Crimea
Russia, deploy, S-400, missile systems, Crimea, ukraine, war, Defense Ministry, Triumph

In January, the Russian military will strengthen the air defense of Crimea by new S-400 missile systems.

Interfax reported this with reference to the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation.

"A new division set of the S-400 missile systems will go on combat duty in Sevastopol on January 12," the report reads.

The S-400 Triumph missile systems are designed to hit airborne targets at a range of up to 400km (249 miles) and ballistic missiles at a range of up to 60km, flying at speeds of up to 4.8km per second.

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 first set of the S-400 systems went on duty in the occupied Crimea in January of 2017.

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