Russia has a new, long-range missile for its S-300V4 anti-ballistic missile system that is capable of striking targets up to 250 miles away, officials said Thursday.
“That means that Airborne early warning and control aircraft, including AWACS [Airborne Warning and Control System], will noew [sic] be unable to enter the 400-kilometer zone without repercussions,” Pavel Sozinov, chief designer for the state-run Almaz-Antey defense company, told the TASS news service.
The missile’s debut lessens the capabilities of an enemy attack using fighters or other attack aircraft, he said.
Russia’s ground forces were first outfitted with the S-300V4 in 2014.
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