Russia Accepts New S-400 Air Defense Regiment Into Service

November 8, 2018

The Diplomat:

Russian state-owned arms maker Almaz-Antey has delivered its last S-400 Triumf long-range air defense (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) regiment for 2018 to the Russian armed forces ahead of schedule, the company said in a November 2 press statement.

As usual, the S-400 induction ceremony was held at the Kapustin Yar training range in the Astrakhan Region, according to the statement. The acceptance into service was preceded by a last round of user trials that included the successful interception of multiple aerial targets. “Acceptance trials were successful,” the Russian state-owned defense company said.

The new unit brings the total number of deployed S-400 regiments currently in service with the Russian armed forces to 27, according to a Diplomat count. Overall, the Russian Ministry of Defense accepted a total of four S-400 regiments into service in 2o18.

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