Russia Puts 4th S-400 Air Defense Regiment on Combat Duty

S-400 Triumf air defense systems

RIA Novosti. Artyom Zhitnyov16:53 15/08/2012MOSCOW, August 15 (RIA Novosti)

The fourth regiment armed with S-400 Triumf air defense systems will
be officially put on combat duty in Russia's Far East on Thursday, a
spokesman for the Eastern Military District said on Wednesday.

`The official ceremony will be held on August 16,' the official said.

The regiment, which is deployed near the port city of Nakhodka in the
Primorye Territory, joins other S-400 regiments deployed in the Moscow
Region and in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad.

By 2020, Russia is to have 28 S-400 regiments, each comprised of two
battalions, mainly in maritime and border areas.

The S-400 Triumph long- to medium-range surface-to-air missile system
can effectively engage any aerial target, including aircraft, unmanned
aerial vehicles, and cruise and ballistic missiles at a distance of up
to 400 kilometers (250 miles) and an altitude of up to 30 kilometers
(18.6 miles).

From: A. Papazian