Russian S-400 put in full operation in annexed Crimea – Russian Ministry of Defense

The new Russian anti-aircraft missile systems have been put on combat duty in the annexed Crimea, the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Ministry of Defense reported October 7.

”In the middle of 2016, a regimental kit of the anti-aircraft missile system S-400 Triumph and an anti-aircraft missile-gun system Pantsyr-S have been put on combat duty,” the report says.

On August 12, the Russian anti-aircraft missile regiment of the Russian Armed Forces stationed in occupied Crimea received an anti-aircraft missile system S-400 Triumph.

Note: The S-400 uses three different missiles to cover its entire performance envelope. These are the extremely long range 40N6 (400 km operational range), long range 48N6 (250 km operational range) and medium range 9M96 (120 km operational range) missile.

See also: All of the Crimea becomes a Russian military base

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