Russia To Deploy Latest Anti-Aircraft Missiles To Crimea
- The Moscow Times
- Jul. 15 2016 14:16
- Last edited 14:17
Russia plans to deploy its latest S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to Crimea in August, the Interfax news agency reported Friday.
The S-400, effective at a range of 400 kilometers, is Russia’s latest anti aircraft-missile system and is designed to destroy cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, aircraft and can also be used against ground targets.
“The new Triumph missile systems will be sent to Crimea in August, following testing," said Yevgeny Oleinkov, a spokesman for the 31st division of the 18th missile regiment, Interfax reported.
The missiles, produced by Russia’s state-owned arms producer Almaz-Antey will be permanently installed in the Crimean city of Feodosia from August, Interfax reported.