Saturday, April 20, 2024

Ukraine forces blow up Russian most advanced air defense system

Ukrainian artillery reportedly destroyed Russia’s most advanced surface-to-air missile system.

The Clash Report says the Ukrainian army has blown up the 5P85SM2-01 Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL) and 92N2E multi-functional radar, part of the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile (SAM).

According to the report, the newest surface-to-air missile system was destroyed by GMLRS strikes.


“The crew was reportedly killed,” the message added.

The S-400 (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) is a mobile, surface-to-air missile (SAM) system developed in the late 1990s by Russia’s Almaz Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering as an upgrade to the S-300 family.

The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of up to 400km and at an altitude of up to 30km under intensive enemy fire and jamming.

The S-400 is one of the most controversial air defense systems in the world currently.

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