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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Anti-Stealth Missiles

MOSCOW -- Russia has developed an anti-aircraft defense system capable of hitting targets up to 400 kilometers away and engaging stealth aircraft, according to a report Wednesday.

The journal Military Parade, a respected source on the Russian military, provided details of the new S-400 system of missiles and radar, saying it could hit advanced warplanes and cruise missiles. It can also engage and shoot down stealth aircraft, built to avoid normal radar detection, the report said.

The system is also capable of hitting radar reconnaissance planes at extended range, including the AWACS airborne command system used by the United States and NATO, the military journal said.

Vladimir Svetlov, designer of the system, said it was more advanced than comparable Western air defense systems, including the U.S. Patriot missile, the report said.