Thursday, November 26, 2020

Russian Army awards contract to Almaz-Antey for new anti-aircraft defense systems

The Russian Defense Ministry has awarded state arms group Almaz-Antey multi-year production deal for new S-400 Triumf and S-350 Vityaz surface-to-air missile systems, according to a company news release.

“The Almaz-Antey Group and the Russian Defense Ministry have signed contracts for the delivery of three regiments of S-400 ‘Triumf’ surface-to-air missile systems and four sets of S-350 ‘Vityaz’ anti-aircraft missile systems. All the hardware will be handed over to the Russian Armed Forces no later than 2023,” the company said.

Earlier this week, also was reported that Turkey and Russia have agreed on the delivery of the second batch of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

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The S-400 systems are capable of intercepting and destroying airborne targets at a distance of up to 400 kilometers (250 miles) and can simultaneously engage up to six targets. It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, and can also be used against ground installations.

The S-350, latest Russian surface-to-air missile system that has been developed by the Almaz-Antey defense manufacturer for battlefield air defense, is capable of striking targets within a maximum radius of 60 km and at a maximum altitude of 30 km. The S-350 is designated to fight both aerodynamic and ballistic targets. An S-350 launcher carries 12 surface-to-air missiles.

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