Russia completes delivery of second S-400 missile system regiment to China – source – World

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MOSCOW, January 27. / TASS /. Russia has concluded delivery of a second S-400 Triumf (Triumph) missile system regiment to China via sea transport, the certificate of surrender was signed in December in China, a diplomatic source told TASS on Monday. military.

“The delivery of a second S-400 regimental package consisting of two divisions of launching devices, radiolocation stations, energy and service equipment, spare parts and instruments to China has been completed. The client also received more than 120 advanced anti-aircraft guided missiles of two types, ”the source said.

The source also clarified that the S-400 handover certificate was signed in China in December 2019. “After the time of signing, the provision of the contract on the 18-month warranty service of the equipment by the party Russian entered into force, “TASS said. .

The source added that all shipments were delivered to China by a few ships. The first maritime transport vessel headed to China in July 2019.

TASS does not have official confirmation of the information provided.

S-400 contract with China

China has become the first foreign buyer of Russia’s most advanced S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems. Russia signed a contract with China for the delivery of two regimental sets of S-400s in 2014.

The first regimental set of S-400s was delivered to China in the spring of 2018. The Chinese military successfully tested the missile launchers and hit an aerodynamic and ballistic target.

The S-400 Triumph (NATO name: SA-21 Growler) is the last long- and medium-range surface-to-air missile system to enter service in 2007. It is designed to destroy airplanes, cruise missiles and ballistic, and can also be used against ground installations. The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of up to 400 km and at an altitude of up to 30 km under intense fire and interference from the enemy.

The Russian state armament program foresees the purchase of 56 S-400 battalions by 2020, which will allow the rearmament of 28 Russian surface-to-air missile regiments of two battalions. To date, the Russian military has deployed 53 S-400 battalions in 23 regiments and two training centers.

Russia has signed contracts for the delivery of S-400 systems with China, Turkey (deliveries started July 12) and India (deliveries are expected in late 2020).


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