Crimean S-400 Combat Teams are Holding Air Defense Drills

MOSCOW, (BM) – The combat teams of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems based in Crimea are holding air defense drills as part of large-scale command and staff exercises in south Russia, learned, quoting TASS and according the Southern Military District’s statement on Tuesday.

“The combat teams of S-400 ‘Triumf’ anti-aircraft missile systems accomplished the task of displacing launching and radar systems and moving to new positions,” the press office said.

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After deploying the missile systems on new combat positions, the teams determined their precise positioning on the terrain. Within the shortest time, the missile systems assumed combat duty and started detecting targets.

During the motorized march, Pantsyr air defense missile/gun systems provided defense for S-400 launchers against a notional enemy’s air attack. Subsequently, the anti-aircraft gunners will practice spotting, tracking and destroying enemy cruise missiles, according to the drills’ scenario.

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Simultaneously, the teams of S-300 air defense systems based in the Rostov Region made a march under the cover of Pantsyr missile/gun complexes to the Ashuluk practice range for combat training launches.

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Source: TASS