Advanced long-range missile for S-400 system accepted for service in Russia

October 18, 2018


MOSCOW, October 18. /TASS/. The 40N6 long-range surface-to-air missile of the S-400 Triumf system has been accepted for service in the Russian Army, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Thursday.

“The 40N6 long-range missile [the 40N6E as its export version] has been accepted for service. All the necessary documents were signed in September, after which the Defense Ministry started the purchases of these missiles,” the source said.

“Overall, more than a thousand of 40N6 missiles are planned to be purchased under the state armament program through 2027 to provide newly formed and rearm existing S400 regiments of the Aerospace Force with them,” the source added, noting that a total of 56 S-400 battalions were planned to be established in the Aerospace Force under this program.

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