IAF to complete deployment of first regiment of S-400 missile systems by February


Preparation of the first regiment of S-400 Triumf missile systems will likely be completed at an air base in Punjab by February, military officers said. They said the Indian Air Force has initiated the deployment method of the missile system and it will take at least another six weeks to complete.

According to a PTI report, the first regiment of the S-400 air defense system is deployed in such a way that it will cover parts of the border with China (northern sector) as well as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (border).

“Transportation of various critical missile system components along with its peripheral instrumentation for deployment positioning continues,” an official said.

India can receive five units of Russia’s S-400 missile systems. During the 2018 India-Russia Summit in New Delhi, India had signed a $5.43 billion deal for the acquisition of 5 S-400 surface-to-air missile systems for long-term security needs.

S-400 missile system

The S-400 Triumf could be a mobile surface-to-air missile system developed by Russia’s ACDBME (Almaz-style Central Office for Maritime Engineering). It is among the most advanced aerial warfare tools available on the market today. The missile system was designed with a nursing associate for the purpose of exterminating military science and strategic aircraft, cruise and flight missiles, and hypersonic weapons.

Young Indian Defense Minister Ajay Bhatt said the S-400 missile is “a powerful system in terms of its operational capability to provide a continuous and effective air defense system in a terribly giant area. With the introduction of this system, the state’s air defense capability is going to be significantly improved.

Meanwhile, Indian military personnel are being trained to operate the S-400 missile system. Earlier, Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, a senior Almaz-Antey official, said “sufficient” numbers of India’s militia had undergone training to control the equipment.


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