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Air defence assets in Northwestern Russia accept S-400 into service

03 October 2019

Air defence units of Russia’s 6 th Air and Air Defence Army headquartered in the Leningrad Oblast of the Western Military District have accepted S-400 air defence systems into service, according to a 2 October announcement from the press service of the Western Military District.

The new systems were inspected and accepted by their crews at the Kapustin Yar testing ground in the Astrakhan region, the announcement stated. They then conducted a successful test engagement against what was described as “unique Favorit RM hypersonic target missiles that mimic the enemy’s air attack: a probable reference to the 5V55RM missile fired by the naval version of the S-300, which has a top speed of 2,000 m/s.

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