Russia Deploys Air Defense Missiles for Massive Drills

February 9, 2017

MOSCOW — The Russian military has deployed its air defense missiles around Moscow as part of massive drills to practice response to an air attack.

The Defense Ministry said S-300 and S-400 air defense missile systems were involved in the drills Wednesday.

Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told foreign military attaches that the maneuvers launched Tuesday involve 45,000 troops, about 150 aircraft and 200 air defense missile systems.

Fomin said that that air defense missiles were also airlifted to the southern shooting range of Ashuluk for target practice.

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