Russia deploys more S-400 air defense missiles in Kaliningrad enclave

March 19, 2019

Army Recognition – Russia has deployed another regimental set of the S-400 Triumph air defense missiles in its westernmost exclave of Kaliningrad, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday, March 15. The new set of missiles has been supplied to the Russian Baltic Fleet from the Kapustin Yar test site in the southern Astrakhan Region after successful test launches, a ministry statement said.

The Baltic Fleet is headquartered in Kaliningrad, a strategic enclave located between Poland and Lithuania. This strategically important exclave is a hot spot for the difficult relation between Russia and NATO.

The S-400 nicknamed Triumf or Triumph (NATO code: SA-21 Growler) is a long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by Almaz-Antey. The S-400 Trumph battery is designed to track and engage simultaneously up to 36 targets at a maximum range of 400 km, and at an altitude of up to 30 km. The S-400 Triumph can also track AWACS aircraft at ranges of up to 400 km.

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