Russia Readying to Supply S-400 Anti-Aircraft Missile Systems To India

  • Russia is preparing to supply S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems to India and both governments were “simply discussing” the terms.Although the time duration is still unknown.
  • India had announced on 15 October last year a deal on the Triumf air defence systems from Russia, worth over $5 billion.
  • The deal was announced following talks held between Modi and Russian president Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit held in Goa.
  • The Cost of the air defence system is around USD five billion.

Capabilities of  S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems

  • The S-400 Triumf long-range air defence missile system.
  • It destroy incoming hostile aircraft, missiles and even drones at ranges of up to 400 km.
  • It is capable of firing three types of missiles, creating a layered defence, and simultaneously engaging 36 targets.
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