Russia to Deploy Most Advanced Missile Systems in Crimea

Crews prepare the S-400 surface-to-air missile system for air defence combat duty on Kamchtka. (Photo Russian ministry of defense)


The military in August plans to send to the city of Feodosia “a full regiment” of its most advanced air defense system, the S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile system, according to an article in RT, citing comments from Lt. Col. Evgeny Oleinikov, deputy commander of the 18th missile air defense regiment of the 31 air defense division.

The system is designed to target stealth aircraft, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with a range of about 250 miles (400 kilometers).

While the S-400 is the longest-range SAM in the world, it won’t be the only Russian air defense system in Crimea, which Russia annexed from the Ukraine in 2014.

The military has already deployed the S-300 to the region. And pro-Russian separatists reportedly used the older Buk surface-to-air missile system (SA-11) to shoot down the commercial airliner Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, killing all 298 people on board.

Full article: Russia to Deploy Most Advanced Missile Systems in Crimea (DefenseTech)

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