India to receive first S-400 missile systems within two years
- October 18, 2018
S-400 missile systems will deliver to India within two years, Dmitry Shugaev, head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation, told reporters.
The contract for the delivery of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India was signed during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India earlier in October. On the eve of that visit, Putin’s aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters that, under the contract, India will receive five regimental sets of Russian S-400 Triumf missile systems. The sum of the deal exceeds five billion US dollars, he said.
Russia’s S-400 Triumf (NATO code: SA-21 Growler) is the latest long-range antiaircraft missile system that went into service in 2007. It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and surface targets. The system can hit aerodynamic targets at a range of up to 400 kilometers (249 miles) and tactical ballistic targets flying at a speed of 4.8 km/s (3 mi/s) at a distance of up to 60 kilometers (37 miles). Such targets include cruise missiles, tactical and strategic aircraft and ballistic missile warheads. The system’s radars detect aerial targets at a distance of up to 600 kilometers (373 miles). The system’s 48N6E3 surface-to-air missiles can hit aerodynamic targets at altitudes of 10,000-27,000 meters and ballistic threats at altitudes of 2,000-25,000 meters.