TASS reports that China will test-fire its S-400 air defence missile system in the first ten days of this month. Two missiles are to be fired, against ballistic and flying targets. China became the first foreign buyer of Russia’s S-400 ‘Triumf’ surface-to-air missile systems.
Russia dispatched the first regiment set of S-400 air defence missile systems to China in late December 2017 aboard three ships; one of the ships was hit by a severe storm in the English Channel and was forced to return to the port of departure. The missiles aboard the ship were damaged by the storm.