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Giant step from S-400s

Giant step from S-400s September 30, 2016

Russia’s S-400 Triumph (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems completed its first military exercise in Buryatia. The Russian Central Military District, which received the S-400 ‘Triumph’ system a year ago, has successfully carried out combat launches as part of a joint exercise between the air force and air defense forces at the Telemba training range in the Republic of Buryatia. Six missiles has been fired to destroy fast practice targets, the Kaban missiles, which were flying a ballistic flat trajectory at a velocity of 1,200 m/s and an altitude of 45 km when they were shot down. S-400 is an anti-aircraft weapon system developed by Russia's Almaz Central Design Bureau in the 1990s as an upgrade of the S-300 family. It has been in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2007.

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