China to buy S-400 air defense systems from Russia

The S-400 is a new generation anti-aircraft weapon system designed to shoot down any enemy aerial target, as well as intercept cruise and ballistic missiles at a range of about 250 miles.

Anatoly Isaikin, the Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport chief executive, said China has signed a contract with the company for the purchase of the S-400 air defense systems.

“China has indeed become the first buyer of this sophisticated Russian air defense system. It underlines once again the strategic level of our relations,” Isaikin said, adding that “many countries” want to buy the S-400 systems, but the manufacterer, VKO Almaz-Antey, is obliged to first deliver them to the Russian Defense Ministry.

Full article: China to buy S-400 air defense systems from Russia (World Bulletin)

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