The crews of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) conducted an anti-aircraft defense exercise in the Arctic region. This was announced on Tuesday, January 12, at the press service of the Northern Fleet.
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“Today, the duty forces of an anti-aircraft missile regiment from the Air Defense Division of the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Northern Fleet, stationed in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, conducted an anti-aircraft defense exercise in the Arctic,” the message says.
During the exercise, the combat crews of the S-400 air defense system conducted reconnaissance, identification and tracking of the targets of a simulated enemy in the airspace of the Northern Sea Route. The role of the mock enemy was played by the MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors, operating in various altitudes.
The headquarters of the Northern Fleet added that this type of training “is conducted regularly to maintain a high level of training of combat crews of anti-aircraft missile systems.”
On November 11, 2020, the Almaz-Antey concern handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense the last regimental set of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system last year. The general director of the concern, Yan Novikov, added that the obligations to the Russian Ministry of Defense for 2020 in terms of deliveries of the S-400 Triumph were fulfilled ahead of schedule and in full.
In October, it became known that the Russian Aerospace Forces would protect cities and important objects simultaneously with several types of missiles. For this, the Ministry of Defense will finalize the S-400 Triumph and S-300 air defense systems.
SAM S-400 “Triumph” is capable of destroying modern targets of air attack, such as ballistic missiles. The detection range is up to 600 km, the radius of the cover zone is 400 km.