Today the combat crews of the missile regiment of the air defense formation of the Russian Aerospace Forces, having received a new regiment set of S-400 surface-to-air missile system into service, was put on combat duty to provide air defence of Moscow and Central industrial regions of Russia.
Main assignment of the Aerospace Forces missile regiments is to provide air defence and coverage of the highest government and military management objects, objects of industry and energy production, and military grouping locations from enemy’s aerospace assault.
In total, in 2016, four air defence missile regiments were rearmed with surface-to-air missile system S-400 Triumph. Another four S-400 surface-to-air missile systems will become operational in the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2017.
S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler) is Russia’s most advanced surface-to-air missile system that has a range of 400 kilometers (248 miles) and is capable of tracking and destroying all existing aerial targets, including ballistic and cruise missiles.