Russia has completed delivery of the first regimental set of the Almaz-Antei S-400 Triumf self-propelled surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to China, according to a 10 May report by the TASS news agency.
Following the announcement in early April of the arrival in China of two vessels carrying S-400-related equipment, a third and final ship recently arrived in the country, an unnamed military diplomatic source told TASS.
The third vessel brought additional equipment as well as system parts that were repaired in Russia after being damaged in a storm in the English Channel during shipment.
Russian specialists will begin the handover of the set at the end of May, with the whole procedure expected to take about two months, said the source, who did not reveal how many S-400s will ultimately be delivered to China as part of a contract signed in 2014.
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