Russia's modern air defense missile system on combat duty in Crimea – media
A regiment armed with Triumf advanced antiaircraft missile systems will assume combat duty in Crimea on Saturday, January 14, according to Russian news agency TASS.
"A ceremony will be held in the anti-aircraft missile regiment of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Southern Military District on January 14 for the command post and the S-400 Triumf battalion to assume combat duty," the press office of Russia's Southern Military District said on Friday, TASS wrote.
Read alsoRussian S-400 put in full operation in annexed Crimea - MoDThe armament of the Guards Sevastopol-Feodosiya anti-aircraft missile regiment was replenished with the advanced S-400 air defense systems in 2016. TASS reported the regiment's personnel successfully underwent re-training and held missile test launches as part of the Kavkaz 2016 strategic command and staff exercises in August last year.
The S-400 complex is designed to destroy all types of modern and perspective aerospace attack means. It is capable of hitting aerodynamic targets at a range of up to 400 kilometers (249 miles) and tactical ballistic targets flying at a speed of 4.8 km/s (3 mi/s) at a distance of up to 60 kilometers (37 miles) at altitudes of several meters to several dozen kilometers.