Russia deploys new missile system to Moscow

Russian S-400 Triumph launch (Image: Соколрус / CC BY-SA 4)Russian S-400 Triumph launch (Image: Соколрус / CC BY-SA 4)




Russia has deployed a anti-air missile system to Moscow in the latest “defensive” move by Vladimir Putin.

The new S-400 “Triumph” (NATO name: SA-21 Growler) air defence system was first installed in Kalingrad but has now also been delpoyed to the former communist states capital.

The truck mounted system can be rapidly deployed and move leaving it hard to counter.  There are currently 19 divisions of the missile units each comprising of 8 launchers, 112 missiles and command and support vehicles.

Defense Ministry’s Department of Information and Mass Communication said: ‘The SAM combat squads of the Moscow Region aerospace forces have put the new S-400 Triumph air defense missile system into service, and have gone on combat duty for the air defense of Moscow and the central industrial region of Russia.

‘The main task of the anti-aircraft missile troops of the Russian Aerospace Forces is air defense and protecting vital state, military, industry and energy facilities, as well as the Armed Forces troops and transport communications, from aerospace attacks.’




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