Russia starts production of S-400 defence missile systems destined for India

January 17, 2020

Air Force Technology:

Russia has started the production of S-400 long-range surface-to-air defence missile systems, with plans to deliver them to India by 2025.

Russian deputy chief of mission Roman Babushkin said that the initial batch of the missile systems will be delivered by October this year, with the remaining batches expected to join the Indian Air Force (IAF) by 2023.

In May 2018, India and Russia completed negotiations for the procurement of S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems to be deployed with the IAF in a deal valued at approximately Rs400bn ($5.92bn).

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